Discover a simple way to draw V Shaped diagram. Get inspired to create a number of variations based on the examples showcased in the article.
Once you learn this basic model you can create your own interesting variations based on your specific requirements.
V model diagrams are used in Product development or Systems development. It gives a summary of the main steps to be taken along with the deliverable at each stage. The diagram helps to minimize project risks, guarantee quality, improve communication and reduce the overall cost of the project.
Let us learn the steps involved in creating the diagram:
There are four components involved in creating the V diagram. They are as follows:
Step 1: Drawing A and B
Draw a vertical bar.
Go to Right click -> Size and Position -> Rotate option. Choose the angle as -30° (Minus 30°). Let’s call this A.
Make a copy of A and go to Format -> Rotate -> Flip vertical.
You will get B. Select A and B and go to Format -> Align-> Align Top.
Step 2: Connecting A and B
Draw a horizontal bar connecting A and B. Let’s call it C.
Ensure that the corners of A and B are aligned with the lower corners of C as shown in the diagram.
Step 3: Creating the text boxes
Create the necessary text boxes and place them along A and B. Ensure that you use ‘distribute vertically’ option in Align Menu to give the diagram a balanced look.
If you click in the text boxes, go to Format > Shape Styles and set Moderate Accent 1 Style preset formats, you will get the bevels and shadows inbuilt in PowerPoint. Your diagram is now ready!
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PowerPoint 2010 allows you the opportunity to cut and combine shapes. We used the function to create the following diagram. Colors on each side of the model are coordinated to indicate corresponding relationship.
You can vary the color of the arms to indicate different aspects of the diagram. For example, blue color indicates the aspect of ‘Project definition’, Green indicates ‘Project Test and Integration’ and Gold colored box indicates ‘Implementation time’.
Showing continuity in the elements:
In the above diagram, we shaded the V shape with a uniform metallic gradient to indicate continuity in the project phases. Glossy red buttons are used to indicate different deliverable along the project life cycle.
You can also showcase continuity and inter-related factors like this:
Source: Pyramid Diagrams from CEO Pack
Indicating two separate phases with arrows:
Take a look at the following representation:
The downward arrow on the left indicates decomposition of requirements and creation of system specifications. The upward arrow represents integration of parts and their verification.
Showing the connection between the phases:
In the following diagram we show the connection between the items on the left and the ones on the right.
Even in a simple V – diagram you can create so many variations to represent different aspects of the diagram.
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