As a project manager, the informatics nurse may use a swim lane diagram (Rumm-ler-Brache) to show the processes and individual/ departmental responsibilities. The horizontal rows indicate individuals/ departments and both horizontal and vertical lines and arrows are used to show the workflow separating tasks, which are named in rectangles on the horizontal planes. The diagram clearly indicates steps to the processes and responsible individuals. Before creating the swimlanes diagram, it is necessary to determine the purpose and the process or processes to focus on.
Activity diagrams may be used to construct test plans when
- It helps to understand the activities of a use case
- The flow of control is complex
- There is a need to model workflow
- All scenarios need to be shown.