What is an Activity Diagram and what is its purpose?

An Activity Diagram is a behavioral diagram that shows the flow or sequence of activities through a system.  The terms activity diagram and process flow are often used interchangeably.  However, the term activity diagram is typically more restrictive as it refers to one of thirteen standard Unified Model Language (UML) diagrams.  Activity Diagrams are one of the most commonly used diagrams since its notation and origin are based on the widely known flowchart notation.

posted @ Saturday, July 5, 2008 4:07 PM by Chris Adams