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SWOT Analysis

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

SWOT Analysis

When starting a new business project or business venture and making the strategic decisions, you need to attach all strengths, utilize all opportunities to eliminate weaknesses and to avoid potential threats. All these actions look like hard, but it is not so when is applied a SWOT Analysis method. The main goal of this method is to help develop a strong business strategy, its major tools are SWOT Matrix and SWOT Mind Map that help you define the internal strengths and weaknesses, and also external opportunities and threats that you may face. The Mind Map is a unique visual tool, which lets you see immediately the key points and gaps, and to establish the links between seemingly unrelated information. ConceptDraw MINDMAP software is effective to save your time and efforts when carrying out a SWOT Analysis. The SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution, that is available from ConceptDraw Solution Park, contains easy-to-use Mind Map templates to help you identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, and represent the SWOT analysis results on the professionally-looking Mind Map. Read more

SWOT analysis, TOWS analysis SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams

SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP software with features, templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing SWOT and TOWS analysis matrices and mind maps. Read more
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How to Make SWOT Analysis in a Word Document

A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool that helps to identify and compare strengths and weaknesses with opportunities and threats to make a decision and create an action plan. When performing a SWOT analysis, one can create a table split up into four columns so as to list each impacting element side-by-side for comparison, but typically it is conducted using a four-square SWOT analysis template. Using mind map allows you to collect and structure an information involved in SWOT Analysis then, you can export your SWOT mind map into a MS Word document that allows you to present and collaborate your business strategic SWOT analysis matrix in MS Word document.

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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/]
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Business Productivity - Management

The widespread of Mind Maps in the field of management is justified and very convenient. The managers and leaders work with large amount of information and data, and need the useful tools for its structuring and systemizing. They prefer to use the powerful Mind Mapping software that gives them a lot of benefits. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is professional software for management, business planning, strategic planning, business productivity and development. It provides the powerful tools which help managers to be effective and improve their productivity, supports them in easy visual documenting and communication the management information. Use ConceptDraw MINDMAP to build the Management Diagrams (Matrices, Organizational Charts, Deployment Charts, Timelines, Cause & Effect (Fishbone) Diagrams) and key management Mind Maps (SWOT analysis, problem solving, decision making, business planning, scheduling, thinking ideas, company organizing, preparing and holding the meetings and presentations) quickly and easily. Read more

SWOT Matrix

SWOT matrix is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in a project or in a business venture. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution from the Management Area will help you design SWOT Matrix of any complexity quick and easy. Read more
"The name says it: Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat. A SWOT analysis guides you to identify the positives and negatives inside your organization (S-W) and outside of it, in the external environment (O-T). Developing a full awareness of your situation can help with both strategic planning and decision-making.
The SWOT method (which is sometimes called TOWS) was originally developed for business and industry, but it is equally useful in the work of community health and development, education, and even personal growth.
SWOT is not the only assessment technique you can use, but is one with a long track record of effectiveness. The strengths of this method are its simplicity and application to a variety of levels of operation." [ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/assessing-community-needs-and-resources/swot-analysis/main]
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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

Management Diagrams, Matrixes, Organizational Charts, decision making, scheduling, thinking ideas, problem solving, business planning, company organizing, SWOT analysis Management

This solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v9 and ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7 with Management Diagrams and Mind Maps (decision making, scheduling, thinking ideas, problem solving, business planning, company organizing, SWOT analysis, preparing and holding meetings Read more
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Competitor Analysis

Competitor analysis is a first and obligatory step in elaboration the proper corporate marketing strategy and creating sustainable competitive advantage. Use powerful opportunities of numerous solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park for designing illustrative diagrams, charts, matrices which are necessary for effective competitor analysis. Read more

Total Quality Management Business 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). Read more