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SWOT Matrix Template

SWOT Matrix Template

SWOT analysis is a structured planning method, which lets define the objective of the business, internal and external factors favorable or unfavorable for achieving this objective, represent Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats on the SWOT Matrix. SWOT analysis can be conducted for an industry, company, product, place, or person. It lets to choose the best path for development of an organization, helps to avoid dangers, gives opportunity to establish relationship between the potential of an organization and the problems, lets to assess the values of profitability and compare them with performance of competitors, gives the possibility to expand and enhance the competitive advantages. SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park contains wide variety of SWOT and TOWS matrix diagrams examples and samples, and also specially developed templates. Each SWOT template have great value in easy and quick drawing of SWOT matrices and diagrams in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software for Mac OSX and Windows. Read more

UML Activity Diagram

UML Activity Diagram is a type of UML diagrams, which illustrates the business and operational step-by-step workflows of components within a system and shows the overall flow of control. UML Activity Diagram is constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected each other with arrows. The most important shape types are rounded rectangles, diamonds, bars, black circle, encircled black circle. The arrows represent the order in which activities happen and run from the start towards the end. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with Rapid UML solution is ideal for software designers and software developers who need to draw the UML Activity Diagrams and other types of UML diagrams. It is convenient to use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from the UML Activity library included to the Rapid UML solution of ConceptDraw Solution Park and containing a lot of specific vector UML objects. Use them to design your own UML Activity Diagrams, make them colorful and attractive with style tools of ConceptDraw PRO software. Read more

Design Element: Crows Foot for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) is ideal tool that helps execute the detalization of data warehouse for a given designed system, lets to document the system's entities, attributes (objects' properties), and their interactions each other (relationships). Creation of an ERD requires the choice of specific set of notations, which the best suits for your database design. Two notations - Chen’s and Crow's Foot are applied for ERDs design. Chen's notation was developed first and has linguistic approach, the boxes represent the entities and are considered as nouns, relationships between them are shown as diamonds in a verb form. Over time Chen’s style was adapted into the popular standard - Crow’s Foot notation, where entities are shown as boxes and relationships - as labeled lines. ConceptDraw PRO software supplied with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution offers samples and templates of ER diagrams, and also ready-to-use vector design elements - ERD Crow′s Foot and Chen's notation icons for easy designing your own ER diagrams for depicting databases. Read more

Basic Workflow Examples

ConceptDraw PRO with the Workflow Diagrams solution delivers a complete set of samples and templates. This set contains basic workflow examples you may use to start drawing your own workflow or to get closer with workflow idea. Read more
The vector stencils library "Management pictograms" contains 72 management pictograms.
Use it to create your management infogram in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The flat icons example "Management pictograms - Vector stencils library" is included in the solution "Marketing infographics" from the "Business infographics" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Accounting management
Accounting management, accounting management,
Activity, activity,
Audit management
Audit management, audit management,
Board of directors
Board of directors, board of directors,
Budget, budget,
Business managemen
Business managemen, business managemen,
Business management tools
Business management tools, business management tools,
Business model
Business model, business model,
Commanding, commanding,
Communication, communication,
Company, company,
Contract management
Contract management, contract management,
Controlling, controlling,
Coordinating, coordinating,
Core competencies
Core competencies, core competencies,
Corporate strategy
Corporate strategy, corporate strategy,
Creativity, creativity,
Crisis management
Crisis management, crisis management,
Crisis management 2
Crisis management 2, crisis management,
Decision making
Decision making, decision making,
Environmental management
Environmental management, environmental management,
Expenses, expenses,
External environment
External environment, external environment,
Financial management
Financial management, financial management,
Financial management 2
Financial management 2, financial management,
Financial planning
Financial planning, financial planning,
First-level manager
First-level manager, first-level manager,
Goal, goal,
HR management
HR management, HR management,
Investment management
Investment management, investment management,
IT management
IT management, IT management,
Knowledge management
Knowledge management, knowledge management,
Knowledge management 2
Knowledge management 2, knowledge management,
Leadership, leadership,
Macro environment
Macro environment, macro environment,
Management system
Management system, management system,
Managerial accounting
Managerial accounting, managerial accounting,
Manufacturing management
Manufacturing management, manufacturing management,
Market orientation
Market orientation, market orientation,
Marketing management
Marketing management, marketing management,
Marketing strategy
Marketing strategy, marketing strategy,
Middle-level manager
Middle-level manager, middle-level manager,
Mission, mission,
Objectives, objectives,
Operations management
Operations management, operations management,
Organizing, organizing,
Performance, performance,
Performance management
Performance management, performance management,
Planning, planning,
Policy, policy,
PR management
PR management, PR management,
Problem solving
Problem solving, problem solving,
Process management
Process management, process management,
Product management
Product management, product management,
Profit, profit,
Profit 2
Profit 2, profit,
Project management
Project management, project management,
Quality management
Quality management, quality management,
Research and development
Research and development, research and development,
Resource management
Resource management, resource management,
Resources, resources,
Risk management
Risk management, risk management,
Sales manegment
Sales manegment, sales manegment,
Service management
Service management, service management,
Stakeholder management
Stakeholder management, stakeholder management,
Strategic management
Strategic management, strategic management,
Strategic planning
Strategic planning, strategic planning,
Technology management
Technology management, technology management,
Time frame
Time frame, time frame,
Time management
Time management, time management,
Top-level manager
Top-level manager , top-level manager ,
Vision, vision,
"A hand tool is any tool that is not a power tool – that is, one powered by hand (manual labour) rather than by an engine. Some examples of hand tools are hammers, spanners, pliers, screwdrivers and chisels. Hand tools are generally less dangerous than power tools." [Hand tool. Wikipedia]
"A power tool is a tool that is actuated by an additional power source and mechanism other than the solely manual labour used with hand tools. The most common types of power tools use electric motors. ...
Power tools are used in industry, in construction, in the garden, for housework tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and around the house for purposes of driving (fasteners), drilling, cutting, shaping, sanding, grinding, routing, polishing, painting, heating and more.
Power tools are classified as either stationary or portable, where portable means hand-held. Portable power tools have obvious advantages in mobility." [Power tool. Wikipedia]
The illustration example "7 tools that should be in every home" was created in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Manufacturing and Maintenance solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Infographics, tape-measure, tape measure, screwdriver, saw, pliers, nail, hammer, drill,
The vector stencils library "Tools" contains 11 clipart images of hand tools and instruments for drawing illustrations.
"A tool is any physical item that can be used to achieve a goal, especially if the item is not consumed in the process. Informally the word is also used to describe a procedure or process with a specific purpose. Tool use by humans dates back millions of years, and other animals are also known to employ simple tools.
Tools that are used in particular fields or activities may have different designations such as "instrument", "utensil", "implement", "machine", or "apparatus". The set of tools needed to achieve a goal is "equipment". The knowledge of constructing, obtaining and using tools is technology." [Tool. Wikipedia]
The clip art example "Tools - Vector stencils library" was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Manufacturing and Maintenance solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Adjustable spanner
Adjustable spanner, spanner,
Lineman's pliers
Lineman's pliers, pliers,
Claw hammer
Claw hammer, hammer,
Phillips screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver, screwdriver,
Self-retracting tape measure
Self-retracting tape measure, tape-measure, tape measure,
Crosscut hand saw
Crosscut hand saw, saw,
Nail, nail,
Hori-Hori garden knife
Hori-Hori garden knife, knife,
Gardening trowel
Gardening trowel, spade,
Garden rake
Garden rake, rake,
Pistol-grip electric drill
Pistol-grip electric drill, drill,
The vector stencils library "AWS Management Tools" contains 28 Amazon Web Services management tools icons.
Use it to draw AWS architecture diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO software.
Amazon Management Tools services includes: "Amazon CloudWatch (Monitor Resources and Applications), Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Configure and Manage EC2 Instances and On-premises Servers), AWS CloudFormation (Create and Manage Resources with Templates), AWS CloudTrail (Track User Activity and API Usage), AWS Config (Track Resource Inventory and Changes), AWS OpsWorks (Automate Operations with Chef), AWS Service Catalog (Create and Use Standardized Products), AWS Trusted Advisor (Optimize Performance and Security), AWS Personal Health Dashboard (Personalized view of AWS service health)" []
The AWS icons example "Design elements - AWS Management Tools" is included in the AWS Architecture Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Amazon Web Services icons
Amazon Web Services icons, template, stack, resources, permissions, monitoring, layers, instances, event, time-based, event, event-based, deployments, config rule, checklist security, checklist performance, checklist fault tolerance, checklist cost, checklist, change set, apps, alarm, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Trusted Advisor, AWS Service Catalog, AWS OpsWorks, AWS Managed Services, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, AWS CloudFormation,
"Causes in the diagram are often categorized, such as to the 6 M's ...
The 6 Ms (used in manufacturing industry):
(1) Machine (technology);
(2) Method (process);
(3) Material (Includes Raw Material, Consumables and Information.);
(4) Man Power (physical work)/Mind Power (brain work): Kaizens, Suggestions;
(5) Measurement (Inspection);
(6) Milieu/Mother Nature (Environment).
The original 6Ms used by the Toyota Production System have been expanded by some to include the following and are referred to as the 8Ms. However, this is not globally recognized. It has been suggested to return to the roots of the tools and to keep the teaching simple while recognizing the original intent; most programs do not address the 8Ms.
(7) Management/Money Power;
(8) Maintenance." [Ishikawa diagram. Wikipedia]
This 8Ms Ishikawa diagram (manufacturing cause and effect diagram) template is included in the Fishbone Diagram solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
8Ms Ishikawa diagram
8Ms Ishikawa diagram, effect, cause, category,
This SWOT matrix diagram example was created on the base of article "An Easy Way To Jumpstart Your Strategic Plan: SWOT" by Leslie Wolf from the website of the California Digital Library, the University of California. "Strategic planning doesn’t have to be a daunting and lengthy process. The goal is really a simple one: to help you understand your world and build a road map to guide your efforts. ...
This analysis tool can help you focus your attention on the specific success factors that are right for your team.
The tool is called a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Here’s what it means:
(1) Strengths are those positive internal attributes that strengthen your business or team. You can develop plans to capitalize on those strengths.
(2) Weaknesses are those negative internal attributes that are working against your success. You can shore up those weaknesses so they don’t stop your success.
(3) Opportunities are those external conditions that can have a positive effect on your goals. These opportunities can point you in the right direction.
(4) Threats are those external conditions that can have a negative effect on your goals. These threats will affect you less if you can identify and minimize them. ...
We thought it would be helpful to show you a sample SWOT analysis for a business you can easily visualize: a small independent bookstore in a university town. The store owner brought the team together to think about how the bookstore could survive during the continuing financial downturn. After an hour of brainstorming, this is the SWOT analysis they developed." []
The matrix diagram example "SWOT analysis for a small independent bookstore" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
SWOT matrix
SWOT matrix, SWOT analysis,
This ring chart sample was created on the base of the figure illustrating the "CCP Handbook - Comprehensive Community Planning for First Nations in British Columbia" from the Government of Canada website. "Tool 1: Centre for Innovative & Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL) Community Life Cycle Matrix.
Actualization Phase.
Community is highly developed and encourages learning & innovation while respecting history and culture. Community shares resources with others and regularly monitors itself, continuing to enhance capacity.
Action: Community undertakes regular reviews and reflection activities to maintain or enhance stage / phase.
Pre-Community or Chaos Phase.
Community is undeveloped. Limited sharing of resources or recognition of value of a community.
Action: Community can (re)form through the identification of and action of influential and respected leaders (elected or unelected).
Vision Phase.
Community recognizes the importance of vision and long-term planning; is able to move in this direction.
Action: Community can engage in planning, meaningful consultation of its members, & working towards the development of strategic thinking & planning, and, ultimately, identifying community-wide values, distinct community characteristics and a vision.
Emergence Phase.
Community exists but has significant problems, making anything but survival & fulfilling short-term needs impossible.
Action: Community can advance through focus on small, non-political, trustbuilding projects to build success, respect, confidence, relationships & skills.
Why the Matrix.
The challenge of developing innovative and entrepreneurial communities is in ensuring that the communities have a clear picture of where they are at and where they want to go. This enables a better match of the tools available with both the capacity of the community and the hoped for goal. For example, while strategic planning may work for some communities, the planning process may also lead to frustration and failure in other communities that do not have the necessary trust, social capital or capacity." []
The ring chart example "Community life cycle matrix" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Target and Circular Diagrams solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Ring chart
Ring chart, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,

continent map, maps of continents,map of continents, continents map, 7 continents map, continents and oceans map, world continents map Continent Maps

Continent Maps solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing the thematic maps of continents, state maps of USA and Australia. Read more
continent map, maps of continents,map of continents, continents map, 7 continents map, continents and oceans map, world continents map
Root cause analysis (RCA) tree diagram lets identify the root causes for a factor and then list possible corrective action. The diagram displays the structure of causes for a factor and possible corrective actions. The root cause analysis tree diagram is used for further formulation of actions.
"Tree Diagram.
This tool is used to break down broad categories into finer and finer levels of detail. It can map levels of details of tasks that are required to accomplish a goal or solution or task. Developing the tree diagram helps one move their thinking from generalities to specifics." [Seven Management and Planning Tools. Wikipedia]
This root cause analysis tree diagram template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
RCA diagram
RCA diagram, root cause, problem, corrective action, cause,
"Crow's Foot notation is used in Barker's Notation, SSADM and Information Engineering. Crow's Foot diagrams represent entities as boxes, and relationships as lines between the boxes. Different shapes at the ends of these lines represent the cardinality of the relationship." [Entity–relationship model. Wikipedia]
The vector stencils library ERD, crow's foot notation contains 17 symbols for creating the ER-diagrams using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming nd vector drawing software.
The example"Design elements - ERD solution (crow's foot notation)" is included in the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Crow's foot ERD
Crow's foot ERD, entity,
This check sheet example was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons file: Check sheet for motor assembly.svg. []
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. []
"The check sheet is a form (document) used to collect data in real time at the location where the data is generated. The data it captures can be quantitative or qualitative. When the information is quantitative, the check sheet is sometimes called a tally sheet.
The check sheet is one of the so-called Seven Basic Tools of Quality Control. ...
Kaoru Ishikawa identified five uses for check sheets in quality control:
- To check the shape of the probability distribution of a process
- To quantify defects by type
- To quantify defects by location
- To quantify defects by cause (machine, worker)
- To keep track of the completion of steps in a multistep procedure (in other words, as a checklist)" [. Wikipedia]
The example "Check sheet for motor assembly" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Seven Basic Tools of Quality solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Check sheet example
Check sheet example, weekly check sheet, title text block,