Swim Lanes – Pros and Cons

Swim lane (cross functional) diagrams provide a mechanism to easily indicate the department, function, or party responsible for the activities that make up a business process.  As there is often a delay associated with handoffs between lanes, these provide a valuable tool to identify where potent

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Are you still process mapping on paper?

When holding process improvement workshops that include a process or value stream mapping exercise, many Lean traditionalists prefer to use butcher paper and post-it notes to capture process activities and information flow.  The reasoning, most often, is that this method is easier and can be an i

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Do you use swim lanes?

Swim lane (cross functional) diagrams are an excellent tool to capture the process flow and simultaneously indicate the department, function, or party responsible for each activity in the process. 

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