This Process Mapping example demonstrates the technique of using flowcharts to illustrate the flow of a process, beginning with the most macro perspective and progressing to the level of detail required to identify opportunities for improvement. This Process Mapping example focuses on work rather than job titles or hierarchy. Process mapping creates a clear picture of the task sequences required to bring a product or service from conception to completion. A unique symbol represents each component of a process map. Symbols, flowchart shapes, and flow diagram symbols are other names for process symbols. These symbols are derived from the Unified Modeling Language.