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  • 1.  Order of Swimlanes

    Posted Fri July 29, 2022 12:00 PM

    I am a new user to BWL.  After I have created my Discovery Map, I then choose Process Diagram.  It appears that my swimlanes are ordered incorrectly - ie. The first "Participant" in the process appears as the bottom swimlane.  Is there a way to reverse this order?  I'm sure it is a setting that I am missing or something I am not doing correctly.  

    The desire is that the start of the process with the Hiring Manager should be at the top, not at the bottom.


  • 2.  RE: Order of Swimlanes

    Posted Fri July 29, 2022 12:07 PM
    Hi Kevin, what you have is not incorrect, however yes, typically (best practice) people model from top to bottom/left to right; and you can rearrange the swimlanes (and Milestones) by simply clicking on the swimlane (or milestone) and dragging them. Happy to jump on a call to demonstrate. 


    David Teran

  • 3.  RE: Order of Swimlanes

    Posted Fri July 29, 2022 12:41 PM
    Thanks for the reply.  I can reorder, was just wanting to skip having to do that if there was a way to start from the top down.

    Kevin Ellington

  • 4.  RE: Order of Swimlanes

    Posted Mon August 01, 2022 05:12 PM
    In my experience the switch from Discovery to Diagram results in the participant swimlanes being listed in alphabetical order, not some kind of sequential one based on the activity flow etc... I agree this isn't great, but a lot of our processes jump around across multiple participants so we end up customising it anyway. I do notice in your screenshot that this wasn't in alphabetical ordering so not sure if there has been a change or a glitch added here causing this mixed up version. Anyone on the IBM team able to confirm the expected functionality?

    Simon Lant