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What is a Swimlane Map?

A Swimlane Map is a process map that separates process into lanes that represent different functions, departments or individuals. The process map is called a “swimlane” because the map resembles a pool with lanes identifying the different process groups.

Recommended Resource: LucidChart

Alternative process mapping App (with a free version). This is a web-based application for constructing flow charts and process maps.

Click here to connect to LucidChart.

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Swimlane Map Training
Single Module

For a better understanding of the Swimlane Map and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Swimlane Map Training!

To learn how to use the Swimlane Map and how to apply Lean or Six Sigma, check out our free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt TrainingGreen Belt Training or Lean Training.


Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.