Management and Planning tools
ConceptDraw OFFICE suite is a software for relation diagram making. This diagram identifies causal relationships and determine what factors are causes or effects. Factors that are causes are called “Drivers”, the results of factors called “Indicators”. Relations Diagram help provide the problem analysis and how make the changes and what to do for accomplishment the effective actions in resolving the problem.
Pic.1 Relations Diagram — Sales Process
Relation Diagram helps identify what factors are causes and which factors are effects. Factors help establish KPI (Key Performance Indicators) to monitor changes and the effectiveness of corrective actions in resolving a problem.
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The Ishikawa diagram, Cause and Effect diagram, Fishbone diagram — all they are the names of one and the same visual method for working with causal connections. Originally invented by Kaoru Ishikawa to control the process quality, the Ishikawa diagram is well proven in other fields of management and personal scheduling, events planning, time management. It is a chart in the form of a fish, whose head is a problem, the fins are variants for its causes.
To design easily the Fishbone diagram, you can use a special ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphic and diagramming software which contains the powerful tools for Fishbone diagram problem solving offered by Fishbone Diagrams solution for the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Fishbone Diagram Problem Solving
Constant improvement of key performance indicators that are related to quality is a step in the right direction for a company interested in market growth.
Picture: Quality Improvement
Acquaintance with flowcharting starts from getting into basic terms. First of all, flowchart definition is quite clear – a flowchart is a graphical representation of a process or an algorithm made of special symbols. Secondly, flowcharting is an irreplaceable tool for IT specialists, project managers, and anyone who wants a clear understanding of any imaginable process.
Picture: Flowchart Definition
Designing a floor plan or a home plan using special software may sound quite complicated. There are many tools to create such plan, but it would be useful for a beginner to watch some tips on how to create home plan with examples or even templates. ConceptDraw Solution Park provides dozens of floor plans examples, templates and libraries with vector stencils.
This small private apartment floor plan is created using ConceptDraw Building Plans solution. It provides the 15 object libraries that include more than 600 vector objects along with the set of templates for drawing different floor plans. The given sample represents the individual apartment's plan in details. It shows the layout of rooms, the furniture and sanitary engineering location and even possible location of houseplants. The legend on the right side of the drawing will guide people through the location of the apartment.
Picture: How To Create Home Plan with Examples
Sometimes it’s quite useful to look on a problem from another view. To gain insight into an obstacle you should use SWOT analysis, and this will help you to see the whole situation. When composing a SWOT matrix, you divide your problem onto four elements - strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and place them into matrix.
This sample SWOT analysis matrix of the athletic shoes producing company was designed on the base of template provided by ConceptDraw SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution. It delivers number of easy-to-use templates and samples of SWOT and TOWS matrices for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. Applying one of these templates, enables to quickly find out Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. After creating a list managers can consider methods the business can use to amplify strengths and to decrease weaknesses; realize opportunities; and avoid threats.
Picture: SWOT Analysis
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Fault Tree Analysis Diagrams Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for quick and easy creating the Fault Tree Diagram of any degree of detailing.
Picture: Fault Tree Diagram
When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools.
This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.
Picture: Process Flowchart