8 Step Problem Solving


In Solutions from Quality Area we support quality and manufacturing managers with visualization tools for production quality control and improvement. The solutions from Quality Area extend ConceptDraw PRO v.9 software with Quality Diagrams.

Quality mind maps

This solution extends ConceptDraw MINDMAP software with Quality Management Mind Maps (Presentations, Meeting Agendas, Problem to be solved).

This mind map shows 8 steps approach to solving any kind of product or service problems.

8 Step Problem Solving

Example 1. 8 Step Problem Solving

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8 Step Problem Solving
    • Clarify the problem
      • make sure you clearly state the problem and state how it ties to your unit mission
    • Breakdown the problem
      • identify performance gap; what is the current performance compared to desired performance
    • Set a target
      • what level of performance is desired and by when
    • Analyze the root cause
      • get to the level of cause that will ensure the problem does not recur
    • Develop countermeasures
      • identify what specific actions need to be taken to counter the root cause of the problem
    • See countermeasures through
      • follow-up and verify countermeasures are being applied.
    • Evaluate both results and process
      • make sure the countermeasures are providing the results predicted and desired
    • Standardize successful processes
      • share your successes with functionals, make the changes permanent.

The Benefits for ConceptDraw MINDMAP Brainstorming 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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