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Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

The affinity diagram is a business tool used to organize ideas and data. It is one of the Seven Management and Planning Tools. But how design the Affinity Diagram quick and easy? ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution from the Management Area. Read more

Affinity Diagram Software

Affinity Diagram Software - ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software that allows quick, easy and effective create the Affinity Diagrams. Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from the Business Productivity area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides templates, samples and ready-to-use vector stencils that will help you design the professional looking Affinity Diagrams in a few moments. Read more

Affinity Diagram

The Affinity Diagram, also known as a KJ diagram, is a business tool invented for organization the large quantity of ideas and data. It is a part of Seven Management and Planning Tools, it is usually used right after brainstorming to sort large numbers of ideas into the corresponding groups. The Affinity Diagram helps to represent in a better way the structure of large and complex factors which influence on a problem, divides these factors into the smaller and simpler structures, and helps team members to see the patterns and identify possible solutions to problems they have. The diagrams of this type don't show the causal relationships between the factors, but they are designed to prepare the data for holding further analysis of the cause-effect relationships. Another area of Affinity Diagram usage is contextual inquiry as a way to sort observations and notes from field interviews, support call logs, open-ended survey responses organizing, etc. ConceptDraw MINDMAP software offers you the tools for easy holding brainstorming, generation ideas and creation MINDMAP Affinity Diagram. Read more
"An economic expansion is an increase in the level of economic activity, and of the goods and services available. It is a period of economic growth as measured by a rise in real GDP. The explanation of such fluctuations in aggregate economic activity is one of the primary concerns of macroeconomics.
Typically an economic expansion is marked by an upturn in production and utilization of resources. Economic recovery and prosperity are two successive phases of expansion. It may be caused by factors external to the economy, such as weather conditions or technical change, or by factors internal to the economy, such as fiscal policies, monetary policies, the availability of credit, interest rates, regulatory policies or other impacts on producer incentives. Global conditions may influence the levels of economic activity in various countries." [Economic expansion. Wikipedia]
"The term business cycle (or economic cycle or boom-bust cycle) refers to economy-wide fluctuations in production, trade and economic activity in general over several months or years in an economy organized on free-enterprise principles.
The business cycle is the upward and downward movements of levels of GDP (gross domestic product) and refers to the period of expansions and contractions in the level of economic activities (business fluctuations) around its long-term growth trend.
These fluctuations occur around a long-term growth trend, and typically involve shifts over time between periods of relatively rapid economic growth (an expansion or boom), and periods of relative stagnation or decline (a contraction or recession)." [Business cycle. Wikipedia]
The affinity diagram example "Business expansion" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "Seven Management and Planning Tools" from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram is a powerful business tool, one of the Seven Management and Planning Tools. It helps to gather and organize in groups the large number of information, opinions or ideas, which are typically generated during brainstorming session, and is based on the natural relationships that exist between ideas. Affinity Diagram is indispensible for analysis the complex problems, ideas and results of oral surveys. It effectively depicts the structure of large and complex factors that influence on a problem, divides them into smaller with simpler structure, but doesn't show a causal relationship between the factors. Typically Affinity Diagram contains approximately 40-50 topics and is widely used for a completely different goals, for the project definition, for analyzing product evaluations, for identifying the main violations in a process and the ways of their improvement. ConceptDraw Office applications are ideal for designing professional-looking Affinity diagrams. This Affinity diagram is created to prepare the data for further analysis of cause-and-effect relationships. Read more

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Seven Management and Planning Tools solution extends ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP with features, templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing management mind maps and diagrams. Read more
"A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process (abbreviated as CIP or CI), is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvement over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. Delivery (customer valued) processes are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.
Some see CIPs as a meta-process for most management systems (such as business process management, quality management, project management, and program management)." [Continual improvement process. Wikipedia]
The affinity diagram example "Implementing continuous process improvement" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "Seven Management and Planning Tools" from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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How To Create an Affinity Diagram Using ConceptDraw Office

Affinity diagram is designed to prepare the data for further analysis of the cause-effect relationships.The Affinity diagram shows the structure of large, complex factors that have an influence on a problem, and then divides them up into a smaller and simpler structure. We recommend using a mind map for Brainstorming and collecting the factors affecting the problem. The ability to create an Affinity diagram from a mind map is supported by the ConceptDraw Seven Management and Planning Tools solution. Read more

Business People Figures

Nowdays business people’s figures are most favourite vector illustrations among presenters and designers. It is easy to make them and use, but they can make your graphics look really good looking & eye catching. Just check ConceptDraw business perople figusers pictures, you will see all kinds of silhouetes: Staff, Employed workers, Persons and Groups symbols. Best popular vector pictures are: men, dancing people, business man. Use human contours wise and it will help you to tell main idea of your design message. Read more

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Seven Management and Planning Tools solution extends ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP with features, templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing management mind maps and diagrams. Read more

How To Create Onion Diagram

An onion diagram is a kind of chart that shows the dependencies among parts of an organization or process. The chart displays items in concentric circles, where the items in each ring depend on the items in the smaller rings. The Onion Diagram is able to show layers of a complete system in a few circles. But how to create Onion Diagram? Now, it's very easy thanks to the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

PDPC

ConceptDraw PRO extended with Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best software for drawing all types of diagrams from the Seven Management and Planning Tools: Affinity Diagram, Relations Diagram, Prioritization Matrix, Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram, Involvement Matrix, PERT Chart, and Risk Diagram (PDPC). Read more

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. Read more
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Venn Diagram Examples for Problem Solving. Venn Diagram as a Truth Table

Venn diagrams are illustrations used in the branch of mathematics known as set theory. They show the mathematical or logical relationship between different groups of things (sets). A Venn diagram shows all the possible logical relations between the sets. Read more

How to Draw Business Process Diagrams with RapidDraw Interface

Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is a set of standard symbols that allow you to create a graphical view of a business process. The symbols were developed to help users develop standard, unified structure of processes, and any messages shared between these processes. Read more