Process Mapping Symbols and Notation. Each element in a process map is represented by a specific symbol. Process symbols are also commonly called flowchart symbols, flowchart shapes or flow diagram symbols. These symbols come from the Unified Modeling Language or UML, which is an international standard for drawing process maps.
A basic process map would look like this; Each step in a process is represented by a shape in a process map. These shapes are also called flowchart shapes. There are nearly 30 standard shapes that you can use in process mapping. However, we think for most people, using a handful of the most common shapes will be easier to understand.
How to Create a Process Map| Process Mapping Steps
Identify the Process You Need to Map
Bring Together the Right Team
Gather All the Necessary Information
Organize the Steps in a Sequential Order
Draw the Baseline Process Map
Process Map Symbols