FIGURE 13-13. Total program cost breakdown.

ment for the Midas Program should be placed as close as possible to top-level management to indicate to the customer the "implied" relative importance of the program.

Another type of schematic representation is the work flowchart, synonymous with the application of flowcharting for computer programming. Flowcharts are designed to describe, either symbolically or pictorially, the sequence of events required to complete an activity. Figure 13-15 shows the logic flow for production of molding VZ-3. The symbols shown in Figure 13-15 are universally accepted by several industries.

Pictorial representation, although often a costly procedure, can add color and quality to any proposal, and they are easier to understand than a logic or bubble chart. Because customers may request tours during activities to relate to the pictorial figures, program management should avoid pictorial representation of activities that may be closed off to customer viewing, possibly due to security or safety.

Block diagrams can also be used to describe the flow of activities. Figures 4-8 and 4-9 are examples of block diagrams. Block diagrams can be used to show how information is distributed throughout an organization or how a process or activity is assembled. Figure 13-16 shows the testing matrix for propellant samples. Figures similar to this are

FIGURE 13-15. Logic flow for production of molding VZ-3.
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