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Successful Strategic Plan

Successful Strategic Plan

This sample shows the Strategic Plan of the Broadband Lifecycle that was developed by Strategic Networks Group. The Broadband Lifecycle represents the advance of the broadband investments. Read more

What is Gantt Chart (historical reference)

Historical reference about the Gantt chart. Read more

Build Strategies Exchanging Mind Maps with Evernote

To build Strategies - powerful feature of ConceptDraw MINDMAP allows to combine the power of MINDMAP with the accessibility of the world’s favorite human memory platform, Evernote. Read more
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." [cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2010/09/29/an-easy-way-to-jumpstart-your-strategic-plan-swot/]
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 arrow loop diagram sample was created on the base of the figure illustrating the webpage "Safe Roads for a Safer Future A Joint Safety Strategic Plan" from the website of US Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety.
"STRATEGIC PLANNING CYCLE.
After the safety units issue the SSP, they will identify and prioritize strategies to support the established goals. Many strategies will originate in existing roadmaps or in other program planning activities. The safety units will also use this information when developing their Unit Performance Plans and individual performance plans. Teams within each safety unit will carry out projects and activities to support identified strategies and achieve the SSP goals.
The SSP process also includes continuous performance monitoring and evaluation through which the safety units will review past accomplishments against the established goals, consider how well strategies are implemented, assess progress toward goals, identify risks, consider changes in the environment, and discuss future strategic direction. As a part of the evaluation process, the three safety units will recognize achievements and discuss the need for adjustments. Figure ... shows the strategic planning cycle.
The safety units will update the SSP every 3 to 5 years using input from a variety of sources, including evaluations, safety trends, and legislative changes." [safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ssp/]
The arrow loop diagram example "Strategic planning cycle" 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.
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Arrow loop diagram
Arrow loop diagram, arrow loop diagram,

Gant Chart in Project Management

Gantt Chart is a graphical representation of tasks as segments on a time scale. It helps plan and monitor project development or resource allocation. There are list of tasks, project milesones and stages. The horizontal axis is a time scale, expressed either in absolute or relative time. Gantt chart can be used for planning in virtually any industry. There are major project planning tools using gantt chart for creating project plan. For instance, using ConceptDraw PROJECT together with ConceptDraw MINDMAP for planning marketing actions is very effective way. It makes ConceptDraw Office best marketing project management software for gantt chart planning marketing message, scheduling stages when to send massive text messages or when use email marketing services in specific projects. There are simple steps on how to use project management software for marketing, sales actions and product support. This is simple all in one toolbox for managers who need best project management software for small business as for planning and brainstorming as for reporting at project execution stage. Using gantt charts together with mindmap visuals and professional presentations charts make it excellent creative project management software. ConceptDraw PROJECT is portfolio project management software it allows manage many projects with multi gantt chart. Read more

Gantt Chart Templates

Gantt Chart Templates - PM Easy Solution from the Project Management Area extends ConceptDraw PROJECT with the ability to quickly start a project. It lists task dependencies and relationships making the terative planning easy. ConceptDraw PROJECT lets you the useful possibility to create visual project dashboards and diagrams, generate various kinds of reports with one click. It provides also extensive capabilities of importing and exporting in various formats: Microsoft Project, ConceptDraw MINDMAP, Mindjet MindManager, PDF file. Read more

Swot Analysis Examples

SWOT analysis is an advanced plan making methodology for detection the Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, that are involved in a project. SWOT analysis possesses a wide variety of real and potential applications and is a key part of any business planning and analysis. SWOT analysis uses as a visual tool the SWOT diagrams and SWOT matrices. ConceptDraw PRO software with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution provides a lot of SWOT analysis examples and samples, and also numerous collection of built-in SWOT templates, which will be the good start in your self-depending drawing and the perfect source of inspiration. You can always start to design your SWOT diagrams from the blank sheet using the included predesigned vector objects, but in many cases to save the time and efforts for SWOT diagramming would be preferable to use the ready example the most appropriate to your needs. Customizing the proposed SWOT diagrams you will achieve a great success in drawing SWOT matrices of any style and complexity. Read more

SWOT Sample in Computers

SWOT analysis is an effective method of making the plan for evaluation the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that are involved in a project. It is actively applied in business sphere and helps define the objective of the project. It lets detect and represent the external and internal causes for the accomplishing the project goals and business purposes, and also plays important role in formation successful and perspective business. ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect diagramming software which nicely suits for SWOT analysis and representation its results in the form of SWOT diagrams of different complexity and design, thanks to the included SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This solution contains a lot of specially designed SWOT templates, SWOT matrix samples (SWOT analysis sample, SWOT sample in computers, SWOT matrix for business sphere, SWOT matrix educational, and many others), and also ready SWOT matrix objects that allow users create their own SWOT diagrams in minutes. Read more

Swot Analysis Examples for Mac OSX

SWOT is an acronym of the words Strengts, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Тhreats. SWOT analysis is used to show the real situation and prospects of the company on the market, the internal environment of the company is reflected by S and W, and external by O and T. SWOT analysis is a quality tool for structuring available information, which is successfully used in the process of strategy planning, it helps analysts in formulation recommendations on the basis of collected information and data, structured in a form of SWOT Matrix. The SWOT analysis is effective and simple in use, however its results in great depend on the completeness and quality of initial information, from the depth of understanding of the current state and development trends of the market, and also from the used software. ConceptDraw PRO extended with powerful tools of SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution, containing templates and SWOT analysis examples for Mac OSX and Windows, is ideal software for creation professional SWOT Matrices and SWOT Analysis Matrices. Read more

Remote Projects in Corporate Strategy

Communication is the main challenge and the key success factor for organizational project management in company with remote projects. Communicating visually via Skype you bring all projects together to achieve corporate goals. Read more

SWOT Analysis Solution - Strategy Tools

The condition and successful development of the company depends on how efficiently it is able to react on different outside influences. Analysis and interrelated consideration of external factors and the company's capabilities allow effectively solve appearing problems. One of the most common methods of evaluation together internal and external factors influencing the company's development is SWOT analysis elaborated for business and industry. It is a necessary element of researches and obligatory preliminary stage at the preparation of strategic and marketing plans of the company. Upon the results of SWOT analysis, we can assess does the company have the internal forces and resources to realize the existing opportunities and resist external threats, and what internal deficiencies require the prompt rectification. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT Analysis solution offers powerful drawing and strategy tools for effective execution the SWOT and TOWS analysis for your company with a goal of effectively realizing strategic planning and correct decision-making. Read more
The cycle diagram sample was created on the base of the figure illustrating the webpage "2. POLICY & STRATEGY" of "Scottish Police College Primary Inspection 2006: A Report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary" from the Scottish Government website.
"Strategic Planning.
2.1 The planning process for the College currently follows a structured approach, starting in April and extending through the financial year. The planning cycle is illustrated in figure 2. ...
2.2 The College recognises the need to consult with its customers and stakeholders in the process of setting objectives and directing the training programme. The planning cycle to date refers to force visits, environmental scanning, the course planning process which involves consultation with all forces and other common police services, as well as to a survey of external providers.
2.3 The information from consultation feeds into an EFQM framework from which the College has identified four key policies, namely:
(1) developing and delivering quality training;
(2) developing our people through lifelong learning;
(3) continuous improvement of our service; and
(4) embracing the changing environment.
2.4 The objectives set at divisional level are designed to contribute to delivering these policies. HMIC found that whilst the selected objectives were presented in line with the structure, not all could be considered to meet SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timed) criteria. This failure indicates that while the process appears suitably structured to deliver a robust result, some of those involved could perhaps have a better understanding of the process." [scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/02/15134652/8]
The cycle diagram example "Strategic planning" 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.
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Cycle diagram
Cycle diagram, circle diagram, circular diagram,

SWOT Analysis

Most of the data needed for market analysis (demand, prices, volume of sales, etc.) are undefined, and in future are possible their changes as in the worst and the best side. SWOT analysis is effective method for prediction these processes and decision making for organizations that function in a competitive environment. It allows you to see the whole situation, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of organization (advantages and disadvantages), as well as opportunities and threats of external environment. The results of SWOT analysis are the basis for optimization the business processes, for development by the leading specialists in organization of interrelated complex of strategies and competitive activities. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution will effectively help you in strategic planning for your company, department, project, in development marketing campaign, in identification of four categories of factors of internal and external environment of organization, and construction professional-looking SWOT and TOWS matrices. Read more

Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More

ConceptDraw PRO covers a broad spectrum of business graphics categories and offers at ConceptDraw STORE enormous online collection of pictorial examples and samples for different thematics and application areas. It is a plentiful source of inspiration and wonderful examples of professionally designed diagrams, flowcharts, UML diagrams, organizational charts, databases, ERDs, network diagrams, business charts, different thematic charts, schematics, infographics and plans developed specially for knowledge workers, engineers, managers, businessmen, marketing specialists, analytics, scientists, students, professors, journalists and also for a large number of other people that every day use various diagrams and drawings in their work and life activity. Each of these examples is a real art, all they are well thought-out and designed without efforts with help of powerful tools of ConceptDraw PRO software. ConceptDraw examples display all variety of tasks, possibilities and results that ConceptDraw Product Line lets achieve fast and easy. ConceptDraw is one of the best Visio alternatives for Mac. It open all Visio formats like .vsdx, .vss, .vdx files and allows you to export files to Visio formats. Read more