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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.

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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.

Business Process: Swimlanes

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.

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Pic. 3. Business Process Diagram solution

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