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
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Being involved in the process of planning some system of interacting the objects, or in other words, being engaged in the object-oriented design in order to solve some software problem as one of the approaches used in the software design, you may find the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software a really useful tool for making the needed drawings, such as the IDEF Business Process Diagrams.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Timeline Diagrams solution from the Management area which is rich for the timeline examples, samples, templates and ready-to-use vector shapes.
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Software engineering is the section of a computer science engaged to design, realization, and support of complex software products. An ERD is a data modeling method that is widely applied in the software engineering practice. Commonly it is used for developing a structure of a a relational database. An entity relationship diagram is helpful for structuring and organizing databases that can be modeled using a relational structure. An entity relationship diagram is designed to depicts the interrelationships within the sets of entities which are accumulated in the database. Each entity represents a particular component of a data. Thus, ER diagrams depicts the logical structure of databases. ConceptDraw ER Diagrams solution provides software engineers with the professional tool for making entity-relationship diagrams.
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You need develop a business model? It’s very easy! All what you need is a powerful Business Process Diagram software. Never before creation of Business Models wasn’t so easy as now with Business Process Diagram Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Cross-functional (deployment) flowcharts visualize what functional units (people, departments or functional areas) are responsible for the business process operations.
The flowcharts are divided into rows/columns of functional units. Blocks of various shapes represent the process steps, and are placed in rows/columns of the responsible functional units.
Picture: Business Process Flowchart
Process Flow Chart is a visual illustration of overall flow of activities in producing a product or service. How do you make a Process Flow Chart usually? Drawing process flow charts, diagrams and maps is quite complex and lengthy process, especially if you draw free-hand. But now thanks to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution from the "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park this process became simple and fast. A confirmation of this can serve many Process Flow Chart examples included in Flowcharts solution.
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An event-driven process chain diagram is a flowchart used in business process analysis. It evolved from Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) and utilised in the business process improvement and analysis. It is also used to facilitate enterprise resource planning.
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ConceptDraw - feature-rich flowchart software. This software includes flowchart diagram examples set. Libraries contain vector stencils that allow users to use RapidDraw technology. Users can start draw their own flowchart diagrams from existing examples by clicking on direction arrows.
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