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Postby helen2000 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:11 pm

Hi friends,

could someone give me some suggestion? in order to help others understand a CICS program, I would like to draw a graphic for that program.
which one is the best choice:
    1: structure charts
    2: PAD
    3: program flow charts
    4: data flow diagrams
thanks

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Postby dick scherrer » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:02 am

Hello,

This probably depends on what you intend to show the audience. . .

What should they be able to "take away" after seeing your material?
Hope this helps,
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Postby helen2000 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:09 am

IF I focus the logical of the CICS program, how about PAD or flow chart by ur experience? thanks,
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Postby dick scherrer » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:24 am

Hello,

This might depend on the level of detail you want to show.

As i asked earlier,
What should they be able to "take away" after seeing your material?

Until you decide exactly what "they" are to learn, it is possibly premature to pick the presentation method.

If i was going to show some program to beginners, i would probably "walk" them thru the code routine by routine, explaining why each part of the code was written. I would probably not speak to every line of code, but rather the functionality of why that part of the code was written. If there were questions, individual lines of code could be discussed.

I tend to do this sort of thing with a large white-board available so that particulars can be shown when asked rather than needing some document that "has it all".
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Postby NicC » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:43 am

Also, just to make things more difficult(!!) people absorb things in different ways so one method may be good for some people whereas another method would be absorbed better by others. I remember my maths teacher expalining something in many different ways but it was only on the sixth way that I understood the point. So, go with the method that you are most happy with and have others as backup.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Postby helen2000 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:46 pm

thank you very much, Mr. Dick and NicC,
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Postby dick scherrer » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:23 am

You're welcome - good luck :)

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