AUTOSATE, an automated data systems analysis technique.

by O. T. Gatto, E. M. Fairbrother

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A description of event-chain flow charting, a computer process that produces one of a series of analysis reports for AUTOSATE (an Automated Data Systems Analysis Technique). The concept of event chains departs from the usual practice of flow charting by "application" in that emphasis in the chaining process is on the event creating the document rather than on the application to which it belongs. Event chains as control devices are also examined as they were used to test the consistency, compatibility, and completeness of a proposed Depot Maintenance Industrial Management System at Headquarters, AFLC. The computer program flow charts and instructions are provided for those interested in making surveys of both proposed and operational data systems using the event-chain process of AUTOSATE.

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