Swimlane Diagram Example: Opportunity Swimlane 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 create a Swimlane Diagram?

Swimlane diagram can be easily created using a professional swimlane diagram software like Visual Paradigm Online:

  1. Create a new Swimlane Diagram.
  2. The stencil provides a rich set of swimlane diagram symbols you need in forming your work flow. Just drag and drop the symbols you need to your swimlane 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.

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