Swimlane Diagram Example: Deployment Flowchart Example

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

What is Swimlane Diagram?

A basic flowchart consists of a series of process steps connected by arrows showing the order of operations which is regarded as one dimensional. A swimlane flowchart (also known as cross-functional flowchart) provides an additional dimension by assigning each process step to a category. Most often the category is a stakeholder (person, role, or department that visually distinguishes job sharing and responsibilities for sub-processes of a business process. The swimlanes may be arranged either horizontally or vertically.

How to draw a Swimlane Diagram?

Swimlane diagram can be easily created using a quality flowchart software like Visual Paradigm Online:

  1. Create a Swimlane Diagram.
  2. Drag and drop the Swimlane Diagram symbols from the palette onto the canvas. Connect them with proper connector lines.
  3. Once your diagram is complete, you can save it (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 co-workers.

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