7 Management & Planning Tools

Use 7 MP Tools for step-by-step analysis of problems and to plan corrective actions.

Problem analysis: structure problem affecting factors, analyze their cause and effect relations, highlight factor drivers and indicators, prioritize factors using ranking by criteria set, analyze factor root causes and develop corrective actions.

Action planning: define people and groups involvement in corrective actions by roles, identify logical sequences of scheduled actions and critical path of problem solving, identify possible risks of action plan and propose preventive actions.

Use visual communication during all steps of issue management to improve understanding and gain team involvement.

7 MP Tools

Example 1. 7 Management & Planning Tool


Benefits

The "7 Management and Planning Tools" solution implements well-known methodologies for problem analysis and solving. Different products from the ConceptDraw Office suite can be used as a complete solution for any of the methodologies in this solution. ConceptDraw Office provides visual communication during every stage of work.


Objective

Provide comprehensive tool for problem analysis that supports any of the methodologies.


Solution Purpose

Assists in the solving of common business problems by using a step-by-step methodology for problem identification, analysis, planning of solving actions and countermeasures to address risks.


Intended For

This comprehensive solution set is intended for managers in medium to large companies, who are looking for tools to address issue management. The 7 MP solution is intended for business consultants, trainers and coaches to visualize the problem solving by using 7 MP Tools methodology.


Products and methods

ConceptDraw MINDMAP is used for structuring, analyzing information. ConceptDraw PRO is used to generate ready-for-presentation documents and diagrams. ConceptDraw PROJECT is a powerful, prfessional tool for project planning and PERT chart generation.

7 Management and Planning Tools

Example 2. Problem Analysis, Action Planning


The Benefits for ConceptDraw MINDMAP Software

  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP is effective for brainstorming, designing mind maps, idea generating, creative and lateral thinking, creativity and problem solving.
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP is ideal for team and personal work in Business, Marketing and Project Management.
  • The libraries with large quantity of vector objects help to illustrate your mind maps and to make them bright, visual and comprehensible.
  • Use of View Navigator tool lets create presentations from a mind map: you can simply select the map parts you want to present, sequence your slides, and preview the presentation.
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP provides wide capabilities of importing and exporting in various formats: Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, MS Excel, Mindjet MindManager, image, HTML, PDF file.





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Corrective Action Planning

One of the stages of the problem's solving process scenario is Corrective Action Planning. Corrective action planning define people and groups involvement in corrective actions by roles, identify logical sequences of scheduled actions and critical path of problem solving, identify possible risks of action plan and propose preventive actions.Corrective Action Planning. Opportunity prioritization matrix
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PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Identify and Structure Factors

Identify and Structure Factors. Use the Affinity Diagram to collect and structure factors that impact on a problem. ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for identify and structure factors with affinity diagram. This is a grouping and structuring of factors that impact on a problem.Identify and Structure Factors. Affinity diagram - Implementing continuous process improvement
Picture: PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Identify and Structure Factors

Preventive Action

Preventive Action - ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for the Preventive Action making. The Seven Management and Planning Tools solution is a set of such tools for problems preventive actions via investigating of the core problem. Skilled use of these diagrams makes collaborative teamwork both more engaging and more effective.Preventive Action. Process decision program chart (PDPC) - Minimization-of-material-wastage
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PROBLEM ANALYSIS.Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram

Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram. Use the Root Cause Diagram to perform visual root cause analysis. Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram is constructed separately for each highly prioritized factor. The goal of this is to find the root causes for the factor and list possible corrective action. ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for problem analysis.Root cause analysis tree diagram - Manufacturing problem solution - Business Diagram
Picture: PROBLEM ANALYSIS.Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram

Workflow Diagram Software

ConceptDraw PRO is workflow diagram software enhanced by numerous extentions from ConceptDraw Solution Park. It inludes many professional workflow diagrams, examples and ready to use workflow diagram and workflow symbols. Workflow symbol collections include symbols for Processes, Planning, Scheduling, Flow Control, In-Transit Process Visibility. The best workflow diagram software you may find is ConceptDraw PRO. ConceptDraw PRO is world-known diagramming software that works for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The software contains complete set of features allows to draw diagrams faster. ConceptDraw PRO extended with the Workflow Diagram solution provides additional libraries, templates and samples for drawing professional workflow diagrams.Workflow chart - Taxi service, taxi workflow diagram, taxi ordering process flow diagram
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The Sales Process is a complex approach for selling a product or service which assumes many steps including the sales planning, realization of the sales marketing and management strategies, sales process analysis, etc. Now we have a ConceptDraw PRO software extended with unique Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park which ideally suits for the planning and realization the company's sales process.The Sales Process
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Process Flowchart

When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw PRO is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw PRO — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools. This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw PRO — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.business process flowcharts, flowchart symbols, process flow diagram, workflow diagram, flowchart maker
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Decision Making

Decision Making - ConceptDraw Office suite provides visual tools that are given support on the stage of the decision making. The Seven Management and Planning Tools is a set for such diagrams: Affinity Diagram, Relations Diagram, Prioritization Matrix, Root Cause Tree Diagram, Involvement Matrix, PERT Chart, Risk Diagram (PDPC).Decision Making. Root cause analysis tree diagram
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Probability Quality Control Tools

The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software.Template - TQM diagram
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PDPC

ConceptDraw PRO extended with Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best software for drawing all types of diagrams from the Seven Management and Planning Tools: Affinity Diagram, Relations Diagram, Prioritization Matrix, Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram, Involvement Matrix, PERT Chart, and Risk Diagram (PDPC).PDPC
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