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Multi-page TaskMaps

When a process is too large to fit on one page it may be necessary to create multiple pages and link them together. The Connector shape is used to provide the links between pages. The Connector oval shows the Task ID of the Task from which we have arrived or to which we are going. Note that Connectors are always used in pairs, that is, there will be one to mark the outbound link from one page and another to mark the inbound path on the destination page.

The two TaskMaps below illustrate how Connectors are used to link two pages.

The first diagram shows a portion of Page C and includes a Task Link in the upper right called Proposal requested, which represents one outcome of the Ask for Order Task, C09. This Task Link leads to a Connector labeled D01. Using TaskMap naming conventions, we assume that this Connector refers to Task 01 on Page D.

The second TaskMap shows a portion of Page D and includes a Connector labeled C09. Relying, once again, on TaskMap naming conventions, we assume this Connector has come from Task 09 on Page C. From this page of the TaskMap, we learn that a proposal request from C09 triggers Task D01 in which we identify the person who will prepare the proposal.

Proposal Process Map C09

Proposal Sample Process Map D01

Hint: Ensure that you use the same description for the Task Links leading to and from a related pair of Connectors.

Hint: Use the Label shape to add a description of the source or destination for each Connector. While the Task ID in the Connector may be enough information for someone who designed a TaskMap or for a very frequent user, the text provided in the Label will make the TaskMap more useable for everyone else.

See Complex Processes for more information on organizing your TaskMaps.