Cross Functional Flowchart
The humble flowchart is one of the more ubiquitous diagrams used when constructing or analyzing business processes. Their simple nature makes them an ideal candidate for use as a solution model to a given problem; possible subject matter is practically limitless, and they can be utilized and understood by all levels of employee throughout a company.
The basic building blocks of a flowchart are always the same — the starting and (sometimes multiple) ending points of the process flow are called 'terminals', and are shown as circles, ovals, stadiums or rounded rectangles. Decisions are described within diamond shapes, and all are connected with arrowed lines that represent the flow of control throughout the process.
It is possible to add extra layers of complexity, by utilizing specialist shapes for certain tasks, or go even further by adding what's known as 'swimlanes' — turning a flowchart into a cross-functional flowchart (also known as a swimlane diagram or deployment flowchart). A normal flowchart is a basic view of the steps in a process — by adding swimlanes, that process can then be segregated depending on which of an organization's departments is responsible for certain steps.
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Example 3. Cross Functional Flowchart in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
Cross-Functional Flowcharts Solution offers you the best numerous collection of predesigned Cross Functional Flowchart examples, samples and templates, and Cross-Functional Flowcharts library with large quantity of ready-to-use vector stencils.
Example 4. Cross-Functional Flowcharts Library Design Elements
These ready-to-use shapes will help you design any professional looking Cross Functional Flowchart in a few minutes. Simply drag the desired shapes from the library to your document and arrange them according to your needs.
Example 5. Cross Functional Flowchart - Payroll Process
This Cross Functional Flowchart was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Cross-Functional Flowcharts Solution. It visually shows the steps of the Payroll Process and interconnections between them. An experienced user spent 25 minutes creating this sample.
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A Process Flow Diagram (PFD) is a diagram which shows the relationships between the main components in a system. Process Flow Diagrams are widely used by engineers in chemical and process engineering, they allows to indicate the general flow of plant process streams and equipment, helps to design the petroleum refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, and many other industrial facilities.
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Picture: Process Flow Diagram
Understanding the connections between an organization department might take some time. If you are a newcomer to a company, an orgchart would help you if don’t know who to call when questions appear. This scheme usually is printed on one of the walls in the office.
This template of orgchart is supplied with the ConceptDraw add-on containing solutions for making organizational charts. You can use it to depict an organizational structure of your company. The only you need is - open this template and alter it to cover an organizational features of your business. It is easy to rearrange the orgchart structure by dragging the elements by mouse. Finally fill the template with particular positions of your company's staffing table.
A flowchart is a picture of the separate steps of a process in sequential order.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a Process Flowcharts software. This software includes basic package of process flow examples. The software contains object libraries with vector stencils that allows you use RapidDraw technology. By clicking on direction arrows you can add a new object to the flowchart.
Picture: Example Process Flow
When searching for a diagramming tool, we look for a powerful and reliable software that would be easy to use. To mention one, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM has all the necessary features to create cross-functional flowcharts (Swim Lanes) quick and effortlessly. You can draw swim lane diagrams in both vertical and horizontal ways.
This cross-functional flowchart displays a payroll process. It explains to each participant his role in the process depending on the category, represented with swimlanes. Using this flowchart, every employee can easily find out what he can expect in terms of salary. Generally a cross-functional diagram enables one to take a look at processes with a wider scope and with more precision than simple flowchart. Business process capturing using cross-functional flowcharts can be useful for stakeholders and managers to define clearly the staff's roles and responsibilities.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)
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
The onion diagram is a type of diagram which shows the dependencies among parts of an organization or process. The items are displayed at the concentric circles, where the items at the bigger rings depend on the items at the smaller rings.
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Matrix organizational structure is one of the main forms of structures which is actively used by organizations to carry forth the functions of a company visually and effectively.
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Picture: Matrix Organization Structure
It’s very simple, convenient and quick to design professional looking Flowcharts of any complexity using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park which provides a wide set of predesigned objects, templates, samples and Flowchart examples.
Picture: Flowchart Examples
While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data.
This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.
Picture: Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart