A scenario is a flowchart diagram that can be used to visually depict, understand, and validate a sequential business process. Scenarios include descriptive steps, decision steps, and links to other scenarios. You can also link a scenario step to a simulation that interactively demonstrates the intent and purpose of the step.

A scenario storyboard is an interactive representation of the steps in the scenario that includes controls to navigate through the steps and provide feedback on the process design. The labels attached to the decision step connectors appear in the scenario decision popup. This makes choosing a decision in the popup window at the decision step easier to use when storyboarding.

Additional capabilities of a scenario include:
  • Assign actors to steps.
  • Run a simulation attached to a step.
  • Validate and adjust business processes with stakeholders.
  • Integrate swimlanes in the diagram background to illustrate where a process crosses a boundary, such as from one system to another, one department to another, or one company to another.
  • Assign an editable magnitude value to elements. Magnitude allows you to assign a weight to scenario steps to assist you to rank importance, assess risk, or indicate complexity. You can use magnitude to indicate values that work for your business.
Note: Scenarios are an optional process tool included with Caliber Visualize. You do not need to create a scenario to build a simulation. Scenarios and simulations are created independently of each other.