Cross-Functional Flowchart Example: Medical Room Cross Functional Flowchart

The best way to understand Cross-Functional Flowchart is to look at some examples of Cross-Functional Flowchart and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Cross-Functional Flowchart example below using Visual Paradigm's online Cross-Functional Flowchart tool.

Understanding Cross Functional Flowcharts

Cross functional flowcharts enable you to illustrate how a process flows between departments within an organization. For example, you can depict how a new product is developed within the company, and how the different departments are involved in this process. The fact that you have two dimensions to a cross functional flowchart differentiates it from other flowcharts. Here is the steps listed below for creating a swimlane flowchart:

  1. Identify the different people or job functions involved in the process and list them on the left or above the poster or whiteboard;
  2. List the steps in the process through brainstorming and write them on the post paper;
  3. Discuss these steps one by one, and stick stickers on the appropriate swimming lanes;
  4. Use this result to stimulate discussions on how to improve your workflow.

How to create a Cross-Functional Flowchart?

Cross-Functional Flowchart can be easily created using a professional Cross-Functional Flowchart software like Visual Paradigm Online:

  1. Create a new Cross-Functional Flowchart.
  2. The stencil provides a rich set of Cross-Functional Flowchart symbols you need to construct your diagram. Just drag and drop the symbols you need to your diagram and connect them with connector lines.
  3. When you finished, you can save the diagram (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your work into image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your friends or co-workers.

Powerful Online Swimlane Software

VP Online's powerful flowchart tool supports numerous flowchart diagrams. You can use cross-functional flowchart to show the relationship between a business process and the functional units responsible for that process. The cross functional flowchart tool comes with a rich set of cross functional flowchart symbols and features, which helps you create professional flowcharts in a snap. Plus, you can access your flowcharts anywhere because VP Online is entirely cloud based.

VP Online offers a rich set of ready-made cross-functional flowchart templates that make you start quickly. Following are few of them. Click on a template to view it, or click Edit to start editing - no prior registration required! More templates are available in the cross functional flowchart maker.

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