Posts Tagged ‘Derra Lusk’

Derra Lusk

April 16, 2010

Circumference, diameter and radii are measured in linear units, such as inches and centimeters.  A circle has many different radii and many different diameters, each passing through the center.  A real-life example of a raduis is the spoke of a  bicycle wheel.  A 9 inch pizza is an example of a diameter:  When one makes the first cut to slice a round pizza pie in half, this cut is the diameter of the pizza.  So a 9 inch pizza has a 9 inch diameter.


Derra Lusk

December 3, 2009

Flow charts are diagrams showing how steps in a process fit together. This makes them useful tools for communicating how processes work, and for clearly documenting how a particular job is done. Furthermore, the act of mapping a process out in flow chart format helps you clarify your understanding of the process, and helps you think about where the process can be improved.


A flow chart can therefore be used to:

Define and analyze processes;

Build a step-by-step picture of the process for analysis, discussion, or communication; and

Define, standardize or find areas for improvement in a process


Also, by conveying the information or processes in a step-by-step flow, you can then concentrate more intently on each individual step, without feeling overwhelmed by the bigger picture.