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3 Author(s)
W. P. Stevens ; Data Processing Division, Hartford, Connecticut, USA ; G. J. Myers ; L. L. Constantive

The HIPO Hierarchy chart is being used as an aid during general systems design. The considerations and techniques presented here are useful for evaluating alternatives for those portions of the system that will be programmed on a computer. The charting technique used here depicts more details about the interfaces than the HIPO Hierarchy chart. This facilitates consideration during general program design of each individual connection and its associated passed parameters. The resulting design can be documented with the Hero charts. (If the designer decides to have more than one function in any module, the structure chart should show them in the same block. However, the HIPO Hierarchy chart would still show all the functions in separate blocks.) The output of the general program design is the input for the detailed module design. The HIPO input-process-output chart is useful for describing and designing each module.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 2.3 )