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PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Prioritization Matrix

Management and Planning tools

ConceptDraw OFFICE suite is a software for Prioritization Matrix diagram making. This diagram ranks the drivers’ factors to determine priority. It identifies the factors of the first priority for analysis of possible corrective actions. It assesses the weight of each factor for each criterion and specifies it in the Prioritization Matrix. The total sum of weights for a factor’s criteria indicates its priority.

Pic.1. Prioritization Matrix — Sales Affecting Factors

The Prioritization Matrix ranks factors. The process allows one to identify the factors that are the first priority. These factors can then be analyzed for possible corrective actions. The Prioritization Matrix allows for the weighting of each identified criterion.

Network Topologies →

When describing any computer network, we imagine a set of devices and nodes, arranged in some way. Talking about network structures, we should distinguish physical and logical network topologies, as physical topology is about devices location and logical topology illustrates data flow. In the same time, they do not have to match, and some devices, such as repeaters, may have a physical star layout, but a bus logical topology. There are two main types of computer network topologies: Physical topology that show the physical organization of a network - equipment and types of connections. Star network topology involves a set of devices that is connected to a single hub (router). Ring network topology means that, devices connected according this topology have two connections, connecting with nearby devices to make a loop. Bus network topology is the topology presented at the current diagram. It is similar to a ring topology. The difference is that data moves up and down a linear connection, copying itself where network equipment works as bus-stations along the way. This network topology can be used for small network, or when adding an extra device into a network.
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Cause and Effect Diagram →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is perfect for Cause and Effect Diagram creating. It gives the ability to draw fishbone diagram that identifies many possible causes for an effect or a problem. Causes and Effects are usually grouped into major categories to identify these sources of variation. Causes and Effects in the diagram show relationships among various factor. Fishbone diagram shows factors of Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management, all affecting the overall problem.
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Cause and Effect Diagrams →

Cause and Effect Diagrams are designed to identify the potential factors that cause an overall effect. The causes are grouped into the categories, each cause is a source of variation. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM powerful diagramming and vector drawing software provides the Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park that allows to design the Cause and Effect Diagrams quick, easy and effective.
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Activity Network Diagram Method →

Activity Network Diagram - This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) chart of the request on proposal. A request for proposal (RFP) is a request of the company or the organization to potential suppliers to submit the business proposals for service or goods that it is interested to purchase. The RFP is represented on the initial procurement stage and allows to define the risks and benefits.
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Bar Diagrams for Problem Solving.Create economics and financial bar charts with Bar Graphs Solution →

Create bar graphs for visualizing economics problem solving and financial data comparison using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Bar Graphs Solution from the Graphs and Charts area of ConceptDraw Solition Park.
Picture: Bar Diagrams for Problem Solving.Create economics and financial bar charts with Bar Graphs Solution
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Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library →

Any information system receives data flows from external sources. In order to visualize them there is a list of data flow diagram symbols that describes how the system components cooperate. If you want to create a data flow diagram, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park has DFD Library that contains both Yourdon and Gane-Sarson notations. This figure shows the content of vector libraries, delivered with ConceptDraw solution for data flow diagram (DFD). There are three libraries composed from about 50 vector objects used to make data flow diagrams. They include a complete set of objects utilized by Yourdon-Coad and Gane-Sarson notations - two primary notations that are apply for data flow diagramming. Also, one can discover additional "Data flow diagram (DFD)" library that provides a data flow diagram elements for designing level 1 and context-level data flow diagrams.
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Types of Flowchart - Overview →

A flowchart is a powerful tool for examining processes. It helps improving processes a lot, as it becomes much easier to communicate between involved people, to identify potential problems and to optimize workflow. There are flowcharts of different shapes, sizes and types of flowchart vary from quite basic process flowcharts to complex program flowcharts. Nevertheless, all these diagrams use the same set of special symbols like arrows to connect blocks, parallelogram to show data receiving or rectangles for showing process steps. Basic flowcharts are used to represent a simple process algorithm. A basic flowchart notation consists of rectangles (business processes), arrows (the flow of information, documents, etc.). The same notation is used in items such as the "decision", which allow you to do the branching. To indicate the start of the entire business process and its termination can be used the "Terminator" element. The advantages of Basic Flowchart are simplicity and clarity. With it you can quickly describe the business process steps. Creating of Basic Flowchart does not require any special knowledge, as easily understand by employees with different levels of education and IQ.
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Flowchart Examples →

It’s very simple, convenient and quick to design professional looking Flowcharts of any complexity using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park which provides a wide set of predesigned objects, templates, samples and Flowchart examples.
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Software for Creating SWOT Analysis Diagrams →

If you have no time, you can create a SWOT diagram even on asphalt using a chalk. Although, in case you want a proper scheme, you should use a special software for creating SWOT analysis diagrams that would be comprehensible. SWOT analysis is useful not only for business purposes, but even for cities or for a particular person. The ConceptDraw SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution is a tool for performing both SWOT and TOWS analysis. It provides templates of different sorts of Matrix Diagrams. Besides different embedded templates, the solution enabling create custom SWOT and TOWS matrices. Using the compatibility between the MINDMAP and DIAGRAM is the best way of making SWOT or TOWS diagrams quickly. The mind map templates help identify the core statements of SWOT and TOWS analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. The next step is matrix creation - both SWOT and TOWS analysis use the same basic steps and the only difference is the order in which these criteria are studied.
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