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After you have started your team, and entered your headers and default data, the first pass through your cross functional flowchart is to use shapes to lay out a rough outline of your process steps.
We're assuming that you already watched the videos for When and Why to use your Swimlane Cross Functional Flowchart Diagram template, and How to Prepare to Use your Swim Lane Template.
Primary training page related to this video: Swim Lane Diagram template training page
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You didn't skip the very first step — to properly define your Project Team Charter, did you?
The Titles that you type in the leftmost cell in each swim lane will also appear in Title cells to the right.
Enter blue border shapes now — to define the flow of the process
Green border shapes — optionally illustrate documents or data associated with a process step, and are usually entered later — after entering and analyzing data.
Also usually entered later — after entering and analyzing data.
But let's learn about them now. Training for connectors and arrows — which includes training for how to use Systems2win special features to connect multiple arrows to unusual places on shapes, and how to use backbone connectors to route arrows through awkward routes.
Using the button to 'Add or Remove Rows or Columns'
Using Insert Copied Cells
Keep all groups of related rows and columns together
Update the Lead Time Chart, using the button to 'Update Chart'
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watch this YouTube version of this same swim lane flowchart video
Swim Lane Flowchart First Pass: Define Process Steps