A swimlane flowchart is a diagram that depicts the process of work as a sequence of steps. Each step is represented by a box and the arrow leads to the next step. A swimlane flowchart can be used to illustrate how different teams contribute to the same project such as software development, market research, and manufacturing.
Swimlane flowchart is a development technique that is used to represent the process of how work is being done. It can also be used for what will be done to complete a project, showing the input, output, and process needed to complete it. The idea of swimlanes came from the idea of lanes on a freeway or parking lot. Swimming pools are made up of lanes too so it's an easy analogy for picturing this concept.
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