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.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
Use the set of special professionally developed swim lane flowchart symbols - single, multiple, vertical and horizontal lanes from the Swimlanes and Swimlanes BPMN 1.2 libraries from the Business Process Diagram solution, the Swim Lanes library from the Business Process Mapping solution as the perfect basis for your Swim Lane Flowcharts of processes, algorithms and procedures.
Picture: Swim Lane Flowchart Symbols
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - business process modeling software for mac offers the Business Process Diagram Solution with powerful tools to help you easy represent the business processes and create the business process diagrams based on BPMN 1.2 and BPMN 2.0 standards that allows to create of both simple and complex (nested) models of processes.
There are 16 BPMN 1.2 and BPMN 2.0 stencil libraries containing 230 vector objects: Rapid Draw library, Connections library, Gateways and Artifacts libraries, Data library, Gateways library, Choreographies library, Conversations library, Activities libraries, Events libraries, Expanded Objects libraries, Swim lanes libraries.
Picture: Business Process Modeling Software for Mac
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Business Process Diagram Solution from the Business Processes Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park with powerful tools to help you easy represent the business processes and create the business process diagrams based on BPMN 2.0 standard.
Picture: BPMN 2.0
A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
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Picture: Business Process Mapping — How to Map a Work Process
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a software for simplу depicting the business processes based on BPMN 2.0.
Business Process Diagrams Cross-Functional-Flowcharts, Workflows, Process Charts, IDEF0 and IDEF2, Timeline, Calendars, Gantt Charts, Business Process Modeling, Audit and Opportunity Flowcharts and Mind Maps (presentations, meeting agendas).
Picture: Business Process Modeling Notation
Job duties in small companies are usually spread randomly among workers, causing lots of problems and misunderstanding. One of the ways to restore order in business processing is to create a cross-functional flowchart with swim lanes that would represent every step in production system. Another advantage of using swim lanes flowchart is that it represents not only processes, but people responsible for them.
Swim lane diagram is a kind of a process flow diagram. Its special feature is that it joins the features of process flow diagrams with organizational charts. Thus, a swim lane diagram display a participant of the business process in a conjunction with general flow of the business system. A swim lane diagram is looks similar to a swimming pool's lanes. Lanes can be horizontal and vertical. The lanes are pointed out relatively to resource name, which is assigned on implementation of the given part of the business process. ConceptDraw Business Process Mapping solution delivers the ability to design develop swim lanes flowcharts using the vector graphic objects of Swim Lanes library.
Picture: Swim Lane Diagrams
When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools.
This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.
Picture: Process Flowchart