Identify how factors influence each other. Factors mostly influencing called “Drivers” Primarily affected factors called “Indicators”. Problem solving further focuses on changing driver factors by corrective actions. Indicator factors help establish KPI (Key Performance Indicators) to monitor changes and the effectiveness of corrective actions in resolving a problem.
How to create Relations Diagram
- Use “Relations Diagram” input template in ConceptDraw MINDMAP
- The Relations Diagram (located in Input tab) opens with a new brainstorming session
- Use this Brainstorming session to identify the central issue and the contributing factors to that issue
- From Output tab, under "7 Management & Planning Tools", select Relations Diagram
- Relations Diagram will be automatically drawn in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
Identify what factors are causes and which factors are effects.
Factors that are causes are called "Drivers"; a consequence of factors is called "Indicators".
Example 1. Factors of Sales Problems
The Benefits for ConceptDraw MINDMAP Brainstorming Software
- ConceptDraw MINDMAP is effective for brainstorming, designing mind maps, idea generating, creative and lateral thinking, creativity and problem solving.
- ConceptDraw MINDMAP is ideal for team and personal work in Business, Marketing and Project Management.
- The libraries with large quantity of vector objects help to illustrate your mind maps and to make them bright, visual and comprehensible.
- Use of View Navigator tool lets create presentations from a mind map: you can simply select the map parts you want to present, sequence your slides, and preview the presentation.
- ConceptDraw MINDMAP provides wide capabilities of importing and exporting in various formats: Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, MS Excel, Mindjet MindManager, image, HTML, PDF file.
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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.
Picture: Competitor Analysis
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
Use the advantages of hierarchical tree structure of mind map while developing the organizational structure of your organization. Create an Organizational Chart from your map. Double click the icon to create an Organizational Chart.
The diagram is created automatically from the active page of your map by ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and will be opened in Slideshow mode.
Picture: Organizational Chart
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.
Picture: Cause and Effect Diagram
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Data Flow Diagrams solution is the best diagramming and vector drawing software for quick and easy designing the Data Flow Diagram Example of any complexity.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram Example
By filling in this template, it is easy to quickly prepare a presentation about any quality process in your company.
Picture: Quality management presentation
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Chemistry solution from the Science and Education area is a powerful chemistry drawing software that is ideal for quick and easy designing of various: chemistry drawings, scientific and educational chemistry illustrations, schemes and diagrams of chemical and biological lab set-ups, images with chemical formulas, molecular structures, chemical reaction schemes, schemes of labware,
that can be then successfully used in the field of science and education, on various conferences, and so on.
Picture: Chemistry Drawings
UML Activity Diagram illustrates the business and operational step-by-step workflows of components in a system and shows the overall flow of control. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Activity library with 37 objects. ConceptDraw is ideal for software designers and software developers who need to draw UML Activity Diagrams.
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Rapid UML solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park to create your own UML activity diagrams that show the business and operational workflows of components and overall flow of control in your systems. Such software provides coloring UML diagrams for various purposes and simplifying work of the engineers.
Picture: UML Activity Diagram