Determining when to use a sub-process can be a tricky call. The following task shows an example where it’s useful to include a sub-process in a task. In this case this will drill down to the detailed sub process showing how to view and run the report required.
In general here are some good guidelines when and how to include a sub-process.
- Where a process needs to be included as a result of a task being undertaken. e.g. Run a report, review a document, receive some training etc.
- In cases where adding a repetitive process will distract readers from the current process flow, taking up more space and making the map less readable
- Link to an external related process that has an impact on the work in progress
- Where parallel processes cannot be easily shown all on one page, the connector can be used to link to that external sub-process