Business Process Elements: Swimlanes
Design Elements: Swimlanes
Swimlanes are a visual mechanism of organising and categorising activities, based on cross functional flowcharting, and in BPMN consist of two types:
- Pool: represents major participants in a process, typically separating different organisations. A pool contains one or more lanes (like a real swimming pool)
- Lane: used to organise and categorise activities within a pool according to function or role, and depicted as a rectangle stretching the width or height of the pool. A lane contains the flow objects, connecting objects and artifacts.
ConceptDraw has 142 vector stencils in the 8 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing own Business Process Diagrams. Use Swimlanes library with 20 objects from BPMN.
Pic. 1. Business Process Elements: Swimlanes (BPMN 1.2, BPMN 2.0)
The Swimlanes library design elements provides a visual mechanism of organizing and categorizing activities in BPMN 2.0 diagrams.
Use Pool type Swimlane objects to show major participants in your business process.
Use Lane type Swimlane elements to visually organize and categorize activities in a pool by function or role.
Pic. 2. Business Process Diagram using swimlanes elements
Use the ready objects from the libraries of Business Process Diagram Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM BPM Software and also collection of Business Process Diagram examples, samples and templates to create your own professional looking BPMN Diagrams of any complexity quick, easy and effective.
Pic. 3. Business Process Diagram solution
All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Business Process Diagram Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.
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This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Business Process Diagram Solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Business Process Solution is based on the standard BPMN 2.0 and includes the set of libraries of ready-to-use objects.
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The excellent possibility to create attractive Cross Functional Flowcharts for step-by-step visualization the operations of a business process flow of any degree of detailing is offered by ConceptDraw’s Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution. The extensive selection of commonly used vector cross functional flowchart symbols allow you to demonstrate the document flow in organization, to represent each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different teams and departments.
Picture: Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols
If you want to find a way to understand complex things in minutes, you should try to visualize data. One of the most useful tool for this is creating a flowchart, which is a diagram representing stages of some process in sequential order. There are so many possible uses of flowcharts and you can find tons of flow charts examples and predesigned templates on the Internet. Warehouse flowchart is often used for describing workflow and business process mapping. Using your imagination, you can simplify your job or daily routine with flowcharts.
Warehouse flowcharts are used to document product and information flow between sources of supply and consumers. The flowchart provides the staged guidance on how to manage each aspect of warehousing and describes such aspects as receiving of supplies; control of quality; shipment and storage and corresponding document flow. Warehouse flowchart, being actual is a good source of information. It indicates the stepwise way to complete the warehouse and inventory management process flow. Also it can be very useful for an inventory and audit procedures.
Picture: Flow chart Example. Warehouse Flowchart
Big and complex projects sometimes need some simplification of plans and schedules. That's why Program Evaluation and Review Technique was invented and first implemented in 1958. You can create PERT diagrams effortlessly with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and share them with your colleagues.
Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) is a method that is used to assess and analyze projects. PERT is a valuable tool for the project management practice. PERT gives an assessment and analysis of the time needed to the project completion. A PERT chart is a visual tool that delivers a graphical view of a project timeline. It is used to display the sequences and dependences of project tasks necessary to complete a project. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM delivers the possibility to build a PERT along with other diagrams applied to assist management process by using its Seven Management and Planning Tools solution.
Picture: Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
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Audit procedures are the specific tests and methods that auditor executes when gathering the evidence which are necessary for making an opinion on the financial statements of the firm. There are three types of audit procedures: data selection, reliability validation, relevance confirmation.
Thanks to the extensive drawing tools which provides the Audit Flowcharts solution from the Finance and Accounting area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, you can easy and effectively develop and realize various audit procedures.
Picture: Audit Procedures
The EPC diagram shows various business processes in terms of work flows.
Event-Driven Process chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - software that reduces the time needed to create a business process model and is great business process improvement tools.
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