Current vs. future state flowchart

This basic current/future state flowchart template can help you:

  • Clearly define and visualize the steps in your current/future process.
  • Analyze and improve your current process.
  • Use page links to switch between your current and future process.

Open this template and add content to customize this basic current/future state flowchart to your use case.

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Current vs. future state flowchart example

Take your project where it needs to go with the current state vs. future state template

When you begin a project, you might not always have a clear picture of where you want it to go, much less of how you will get it to that point. With the help of Lucidchart’s current vs. future state template, however, you can break your project down into actionable tasks that will help you and your team better achieve your end goals.

The current vs. future state flowchart is a tool that allows you to map out your current project tasks and determine how they will change over time. Using swimlanes, you’ll also better understand the role of each individual, team, or department involved in the project.

As you compare your project’s current state with its future state, you can more efficiently analyze and improve your current process, identify any issues or potential issues, and keep everyone on the same page.

Use the current vs. future state flowchart template in Lucidchart

The current vs. future state template can be easily customized for the exact parameters of your project. The template consists of swimlanes that show the progression of tasks for everyone involved in the project. To create swimlanes, you can add or arrange shapes and lines as needed and add information by double-clicking on shapes or lines and typing the text you would like to include.

Once you have a swimlane, you can use the pop up menu to:

  • Change the number of lanes
  • Change the orientation of the lanes and lane text
  • Change the colors of lanes and lane headers
  • Change the order of the shapes in the lane
  • Attach relevant data to the swim lane from another application

You can also customize the template by adding actions to shapes that allow you to toggle between pages. Simply select a shape and use the properties bar at the top of your Lucidchart document.

To learn more about how to utilize actions and hotspots in this template or how to best use Lucidchart in general, you can also click on the tutorial buttons to the right of the document.

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