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MINDMAP 11

# Relations Diagram

## Relations Diagram

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

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