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Activity Diagram Template
Uses of Activity Diagram Templates
In Unified Modeling Language (UML), activity diagrams depict the flow of processes in a software system, website, or application. Similarly to use cases, activity diagrams are a type of behavioral diagram that shows dynamic changes in the system. But instead of focusing on user behavior, it outlines how different system components communicate with one another to produce an outcome. Activity diagrams typically follow a sequence, but they can include forks and simultaneous tasks as well.
Like other UML templates, activity diagrams are used in software development and engineering. Common applications include:
- Mapping the activity of complex workflows
- Modeling algorithm behavior
- Providing context for use cases
- Planning and designing software architecture
You can conveniently edit the Activity Diagram Template in Cacoo. Add shapes, change the text, and invite others to collaborate with you!
How to create your own Activity Diagram
Identify the core steps involved in your system or process. What activities and actions define that process?
Identify the parties involved or impacted by these actions, and use shapes to visualize them.
Now, it gets a bit more tricky. You’ll need to identify the flow of activities/actions between actors and use lines and arrows to represent them.
Then, it’s just a simple matter of adding swimlanes to show which actors drive each part of the system.