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Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

The affinity diagram is a business tool used to organize ideas and data. It is one of the Seven Management and Planning Tools. But how design the Affinity Diagram quick and easy? ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution from the Management Area. Read more

Affinity Diagram Software

Affinity Diagram Software - ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software that allows quick, easy and effective create the Affinity Diagrams.
Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from the Business Productivity area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides templates, samples and ready-to-use vector stencils that will help you design the professional looking Affinity Diagrams in a few moments. Read more
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How To Create an Affinity Diagram Using ConceptDraw Office

Affinity diagram is designed to prepare the data for further analysis of the cause-effect relationships.The Affinity diagram shows the structure of large, complex factors that have an influence on a problem, and then divides them up into a smaller and simpler structure. We recommend using a mind map for Brainstorming and collecting the factors affecting the problem. The ability to create an Affinity diagram from a mind map is supported by the ConceptDraw Seven Management and Planning Tools solution. Read more

seven management and planning tools Seven Management and Planning Tools

Seven Management and Planning Tools solution extends ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP with features, templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing management mind maps and diagrams. Read more
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"A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process (abbreviated as CIP or CI), is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvement over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. Delivery (customer valued) processes are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.
Some see CIPs as a meta-process for most management systems (such as business process management, quality management, project management, and program management)." [Continual improvement process. Wikipedia]
The affinity diagram example "Implementing continuous process improvement" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "Seven Management and Planning Tools" from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Affinity diagram
Affinity diagram, Affinity diagrams,
"An economic expansion is an increase in the level of economic activity, and of the goods and services available. It is a period of economic growth as measured by a rise in real GDP. The explanation of such fluctuations in aggregate economic activity is one of the primary concerns of macroeconomics.
Typically an economic expansion is marked by an upturn in production and utilization of resources. Economic recovery and prosperity are two successive phases of expansion. It may be caused by factors external to the economy, such as weather conditions or technical change, or by factors internal to the economy, such as fiscal policies, monetary policies, the availability of credit, interest rates, regulatory policies or other impacts on producer incentives. Global conditions may influence the levels of economic activity in various countries." [Economic expansion. Wikipedia]
"The term business cycle (or economic cycle or boom-bust cycle) refers to economy-wide fluctuations in production, trade and economic activity in general over several months or years in an economy organized on free-enterprise principles.
The business cycle is the upward and downward movements of levels of GDP (gross domestic product) and refers to the period of expansions and contractions in the level of economic activities (business fluctuations) around its long-term growth trend.
These fluctuations occur around a long-term growth trend, and typically involve shifts over time between periods of relatively rapid economic growth (an expansion or boom), and periods of relative stagnation or decline (a contraction or recession)." [Business cycle. Wikipedia]
The affinity diagram example "Business expansion" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "Seven Management and Planning Tools" from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Affinity diagram
Affinity diagram, Affinity diagrams,
"Point of sale (also called POS or checkout) is the place where a retail transaction is completed. It is the point at which a customer makes a payment to the merchant in exchange for goods or services. At the point of sale the retailer would calculate the amount owed by the customer and provide options for the customer to make payment. The merchant will also normally issue a receipt for the transaction. ...
The modern point of sale is often referred to as the point of service because it is not just a point of sale but also a point of return or customer order. Additionally it includes advanced features to cater to different functionality, such as inventory management, CRM, financials, warehousing, etc., all built into the POS software. Prior to the modern POS, all of these functions were done independently and required the manual re-keying of information, which can lead to entry errors." [Point of sale. Wikipedia]
The affinity diagram example "Checkout operators leaving job" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "Seven Management and Planning Tools" from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Affinity diagram
Affinity diagram, Affinity diagrams,
Inefficient checkout process
Inefficient checkout  process, Affinity diagrams,
Not happy in job
Not happy in job, Affinity diagrams,

seven management and planning tools Seven Management and Planning Tools

Seven Management and Planning Tools solution extends ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP with features, templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing management mind maps and diagrams. Read more
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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). Read more

Prioritization Matrix

You can design the Prioritization Matrix by hand on the paper, but we offer you the most easier way - to use the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution from the Management Area. Read more

Activity Network (PERT) Chart

Activity Network and Project Evaluation and Review Technique, or PERT, charts are a way of documenting and analyzing the tasks in a project.
This diagram is constructed as part of the process in creating a schedule of corrective actions. The Activity Network Chart (PERT) shows the logical connections and consequence of tasks to be performed. It displays the time period for problem solving and the implementation of all activities through the critical path. Read more

PERT Chart Software

PERT Chart Software - Activity Network and Project Evaluation and Review Technique, or PERT, charts are a way of documenting and analyzing the tasks in a project.
ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software for designing professional looking PERT Charts quick and easy. Read more

Activity Network Diagram Method

Activity Network Diagram - This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) chart of the request on proposal. A request for proposal (RFP) is a request of the company or the organization to potential suppliers to submit the business proposals for service or goods that it is interested to purchase. The RFP is represented on the initial procurement stage and allows to define the risks and benefits. Read more
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How to Manage Problem Solving Using Seven Management and Planning Tools

Stage by stage gouide on using visual tools to move toward solving the problem. Read more

Activity on Node Network Diagramming Tool

Activity on Node Network Diagramming Tool - Activity Network and Project Evaluation and Review Technique, or PERT, charts are a way of documenting and analyzing the tasks in a project.
This sample shows the Activity on node network diagramming method. It was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
This example of cloud computing system architecture diagram was created on the base of picture in the article "What is StorSimple?" by Sharon Smith from the Microsoft Azure website.
"Microsoft Azure StorSimple is an efficient, cost-effective, and manageable solution that eliminates many of the issues and expense associated with enterprise storage and data protection. It uses a proprietary device (the Microsoft Azure StorSimple device) and integrated management tools to provide a seamless view of all enterprise storage, including cloud storage." [azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storsimple-overview/]
The diagram example "Microsoft Azure StorSimple architecture" was created using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Azure Architecture solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Cloud computing system architecture diagram
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The vector stencils library "Chemical drawings" contains 81 symbols of organic compounds and functional groups for chemical drawing.
Use it to draw structural formulas of organic molecules, schemes of chemical reactions and organic chemistry diagrams.
"Structural drawings.
Organic molecules are described more commonly by drawings or structural formulas, combinations of drawings and chemical symbols. The line-angle formula is simple and unambiguous. In this system, the endpoints and intersections of each line represent one carbon, and hydrogen atoms can either be notated explicitly or assumed to be present as implied by tetravalent carbon. The depiction of organic compounds with drawings is greatly simplified by the fact that carbon in almost all organic compounds has four bonds, nitrogen three, oxygen two, and hydrogen one. ...
Organic reactions.
Organic reactions are chemical reactions involving organic compounds. While pure hydrocarbons undergo certain limited classes of reactions, many more reactions which organic compounds undergo are largely determined by functional groups. The general theory of these reactions involves careful analysis of such properties as the electron affinity of key atoms, bond strengths and steric hindrance. These issues can determine the relative stability of short-lived reactive intermediates, which usually directly determine the path of the reaction.
The basic reaction types are: addition reactions, elimination reactions, substitution reactions, pericyclic reactions, rearrangement reactions and redox reactions. ...
Each reaction has a stepwise reaction mechanism that explains how it happens in sequence - although the detailed description of steps is not always clear from a list of reactants alone.
The stepwise course of any given reaction mechanism can be represented using arrow pushing techniques in which curved arrows are used to track the movement of electrons as starting materials transition through intermediates to final products." [Organic chemistry. Wikipedia]
The chemical symbols example "Design elements - Chemical drawings" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Chemistry solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Chemical symbols
Chemical symbols, δ-, delta minus, electronegativity, δ+, delta plus, delta positive, Δ, delta, wedged bond, bond, wavy bond, reaction arrows, reversible reaction, plus, pentose ring, pentose, minus, methyl group, methyl, CH3, hydrogen, H, hollow wedged bond, bond, hashed wedged bond, bond, hashed bond, bond, dative bond, bond, dashed bond, cyclopropane, cyclopentane, cyclopentadienyl, cyclopentadiene, cyclooctane, cyclohexane, cycloheptane, cyclobutane, carbon, bond, covalent bond, triple bond, bond, covalent bond, single bond, bond, covalent bond, double bond, bond, bold bond, benzene, Kekule structure, benzene ring, benzene, OH, NO2, NH2, COOH, COH, CO, CH2, CH,