Seven Management and Planning Tools

This solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v9.4 software with a powerful set of business-oriented diagrams that help you to solve complex management problems.

They comprise of an Affinity diagram, Relations diagram, Prioritization matrix, Root cause analysis tree diagram, Involvement matrix, PERT chart, Risk diagram (PDPC).


The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Seven Management and Planning Tools solution, and demonstrate the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve using this solution.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, Power point Presentation, image or MS Visio XML) from the Template Gallery of ConceptDraw PRO, for all users who have installed Seven Management and Planning Tools solution.

Example1: Affinity Diagram — Implementing Continuous Process Improvement

The seven tools in this solution are closely linked and assist the user in problem solving and analysis. This affinity diagram shows a brief overview of some potential sales problems.

Affinity diagram

Example 2: Relations Diagram — Health Care

The second example looks a little deeper, and shows an example of how the problems outlined previously can relate to each other.

Relations Diagram

Example 3: Prioritization Matrix — Sales

Once you’ve identified the problems, it’s a good idea to order them in regards to importance and frequency. This matrix gives you the ability to turn theory into quantifiable data.

Prioritization Matrix

Example 4: Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram — Personal Problem Solution

With a root cause identified, you can work on causation, and solutions to implement that will address this problem. Problems and solutions are displayed side by side to help when analyzing.

Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram

Example 5: Involvement Matrix — Sales

Now that you have a full list of solution processes, you need to assign resources, so actions are carried out correctly and efficiently. The involvement matrix turns a potentially complicated process into an easy to digest chart.

Involvement Matrix

Example 6: PERT Chart — Sales

A PERT Chart gives you a timeline for an entire process. The critical path on this example is highlighted in red.

PERT Chart

Example 7: Risk Diagram — Health Care

With all the information gathered from the previous diagrams and tools, it’s possible to create an overall risk diagram. Together, these solutions help you identify and act on any issues that might arise in your business.

Risk Diagram