Process Map with Swimlanes

In case of delays, this swimlane process map will help us identify the department which caused the delay in the process. in Summary, adding swim lanes to your flowcharts is a great practice as it identifies the parties responsible for a task in the process flow.

A swim lane process map, by comparison, creates a visual structure to both process workflow and the people, places, and things that interact with them. What used to be hidden in obscure procedures is revealed more comprehensively in a swim lane process mapping session.

A Swimlane was first introduced to computer-based Process Modeling by iGrafx in 1993. It may also be referred to as a functional band (as it is in Microsoft Visio 2007) and is used in the same way, to create a cross functional flowchart to map a process within the functional units of a business.

Process Map with Swimlanes