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# Problem solving

Problem Solving - ConceptDraw OFFICT suite is a software for the problem solving. The Seven Management and Planning Tools solution is a set of such tools for investigating complex problems.
These tools are exemplary at organizing research, parsing complex problems, providing a structure for the details, helping managers make decisions, and organizing effective communications in a visual manner that keeps everyone involved.
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## How to Manage Problem Solving Using Seven Management and Planning Tools

The Seven Management and Planning Tools solution can be used as an extension to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software enabling to create Affinity Diagrams, Relations Diagrams, Prioritization Matrices, Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagrams, Involvement Matrices, PERT Charts, and Risk Diagrams.
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## PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Prioritization Matrix

ConceptDraw OFFICE suite is a software for Prioritization Matrix diagram making. This diagram ranks the driversâ€™ 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 factorâ€™s criteria indicates its priority.
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## 7 Management & Planning Tools

The "7 Management and Planning Tools" solution implements well-known methodologies for problem analysis and solving. Different products from the ConceptDraw Office suite can be used as a complete solution for any of the methodologies in this solution. ConceptDraw Office provides visual communication during every stage of work.

## PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Identify and Structure Factors

Identify and Structure Factors. Use the Affinity Diagram to collect and structure factors that impact on a problem.
ConceptDraw OFFICE suite is a software for identify and structure factors with affinity diagram. This is a grouping and structuring of factors that impact on a problem.
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## Decision Making

Decision Making - ConceptDraw OFFICE suite provides visual tools that are given support on the stage of the decision making.
The Seven Management and Planning Tools is a set for such diagrams: Affinity Diagram, Relations Diagram, Prioritization Matrix, Root Cause Tree Diagram, Involvement Matrix, PERT Chart, Risk Diagram (PDPC).

## Preventive Action

Preventive Action - ConceptDraw OFFICE suite is a software for the Preventive Action making. The Seven Management and Planning Tools solution is a set of such tools for problems preventive actions via investigating of the core problem.
Skilled use of these diagrams makes collaborative teamwork both more engaging and more effective.

## Root Cause Analysis

The Seven Management and Planning Tools is a tool for Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram drawing. This diagram is for Root Cause Analysis.
Analyze the root causes for factors that influenced the problem. This diagram is constructed separately for each highly prioritized factor. The goal of this is to find the root causes for the factor and list possible corrective action.

## Corrective Action Planning

One of the stages of the problem's solving process scenario is Corrective Action Planning.
Corrective action planning define people and groups involvement in corrective actions by roles, identify logical sequences of scheduled actions and critical path of problem solving, identify possible risks of action plan and propose preventive actions.

## The Action Plan

Action Plan - For the action planning define people and groups involvement in corrective actions by roles, identify logical sequences of scheduled actions and critical path of problem solving, identify possible risks of action plan and propose preventive actions.
ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for decision making and action plan.
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