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Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram

The use of specific types of visual diagrams is effective way to problems solving and decisions making. Fishbone diagram is a graphical tool used for visual and systematical analyzing the relationships between the solved problem and causes affecting its occurrence. It has hierarchical structure and that's why is well-suited for capturing in a mind map for a process of reviewing what branch is a real root cause of a given issue. ConceptDraw Office products and PM solutions offered by ConceptDraw STORE give the powerful help in questions of planning and project management. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP applications perfectly suit for designing professional-looking Fishbone Diagrams and allow effectively identify the root causes of quality issues using the Fishbone diagrams. The PM Response solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is powerful for improvement the response time to project changes, helps with iteration planning, with solving project challenges and discussing project layout approaches. Read more

When To Use a Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone diagrams work for most entrepreneurs and almost any industry or person having a problem. Professional diagramming software may help you create Fishbone (Cause and Effect or Ishikawa) diagrams. When people are unclear about what is causing an issue, ConceptDraw PRO will be your lifesaver. When to use a Fishbone diagram? Originally developed as a quality control tool, you may find a Fishbone diagram helpful when used in many cases, such as to analyze a complex problem when there are many causes, for identifying all possible root causes for an effect or a problem, when you need different point of view to look on a problem, to uncover bottlenecks and identify where and why a process doesn't work, for acceleration a process when traditional ways of problem solving consume many time. Read more

Using Fishbone Diagrams for Problem Solving

Problems are obstacles and challenges that one should overcome to reach the goal. They are an inseparable part of any business, and the success of an enterprise often depends on ability to solve all problems effectively. The process of problem solving often uses rational approach, helping to find a suitable solution. Using Fishbone Diagrams for Problem Solving is a productive and illustrative tool to identify the most important factors causing the trouble. ConceptDraw PRO extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful tool for problem solving with Fishbone Ishikawa diagram graphic method. Read more

SWOT Analysis

Most of the data needed for market analysis (demand, prices, volume of sales, etc.) are undefined, and in future are possible their changes as in the worst and the best side. SWOT analysis is effective method for prediction these processes and decision making for organizations that function in a competitive environment. It allows you to see the whole situation, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of organization (advantages and disadvantages), as well as opportunities and threats of external environment. The results of SWOT analysis are the basis for optimization the business processes, for development by the leading specialists in organization of interrelated complex of strategies and competitive activities. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution will effectively help you in strategic planning for your company, department, project, in development marketing campaign, in identification of four categories of factors of internal and external environment of organization, and construction professional-looking SWOT and TOWS matrices. Read more

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart is useful and perspective tool, which helps to illustrate the structure of an organization and relationships between personnel or departments. It is simple, but at the same time capacious graphical representation. ConceptDraw MINDMAP software is powerful in questions of brainstorming, designing Mind Maps and Organizational Charts, making professional presentations, building effective strategies, preparing documents and conducting meetings. ConceptDraw Office applications allow create Organizational Chart from your map in one click. Use numerous advantages of hierarchical tree structure of Mind Map when developing the organizational structure of your organization. Pay also attention on helpful Business Productivity solutions supported by ConceptDraw Solution Park, which assist managers and knowledge workers in making their jobs easier and save their time. The flexibility of ConceptDraw Office and the use of content that has already been developed and offered by ConceptDraw Solution Park as well as ability to repurpose it according to your requirements, help you effectively respond to any eventuality. Read more

Competitor Analysis

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. Read more

Business Productivity - Management

The widespread of Mind Maps in the field of management is justified and very convenient. The managers and leaders work with large amount of information and data, and need the useful tools for its structuring and systemizing. They prefer to use the powerful Mind Mapping software that gives them a lot of benefits. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is professional software for management, business planning, strategic planning, business productivity and development. It provides the powerful tools which help managers to be effective and improve their productivity, supports them in easy visual documenting and communication the management information. Use ConceptDraw MINDMAP to build the Management Diagrams (Matrices, Organizational Charts, Deployment Charts, Timelines, Cause & Effect (Fishbone) Diagrams) and key management Mind Maps (SWOT analysis, problem solving, decision making, business planning, scheduling, thinking ideas, company organizing, preparing and holding the meetings and presentations) quickly and easily. Read more

Relations Diagram

The Relations Diagram is used to identify how the factors influence each other, to determine what factors are causes and what are effects. The factors mostly influencing are called “drivers”, the primarily affected factors are “indicators”. The problem solving is focused on the change of "drivers" factors by applying the corrective actions. The "indicators" factors help establish the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the changes and also define the effectiveness of the corrective actions in resolving a problem. ConceptDraw MINDMAP software ideally suits for designing Relations Diagrams. The easiest way to create the MINDMAP Relations Diagram, is to use the included Relations Diagram input template. Open it in ConceptDraw MINDMAP application from the Input tab and hold a new brainstorming session, identify the central issue and the contributing factors to this issue. Click the Finish Brainstorm button to generate a Mind Map and begin the further work with it, or select Relations Diagram item from the Output tab to automatically draw it in ConceptDraw PRO application. Read more

SWOT Analysis Software

SWOT analysis is a powerful tool that helps the business professionals to identify the positives and negatives within an organization and in an external environment. TOWS is a variation of SWOT analysis, more focused on external factors and action planning. The correct and full awareness of the situation is important for strategic planning, as well as for decision making and coordination the company's resources and information capabilities of the competitive environment. SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park makes the ConceptDraw PRO a powerful SWOT Analysis software and provides a lot of advantages. First of all note the set of ready-made templates that help to identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats the most quickly and effectively, and the choice of outputs to present the analysis results as SWOT or TOWS matrix. The well-designed SWOT matrix samples and examples included to SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution illustrate the results you can achieve using it and also can be used as a good start for your own matrices. Read more

Think. Act. Accomplish.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP is ready to provide you with mind mapping tool which can serve as comprehensive productivity tool for your business. Read more