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Affinity Diagram

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

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

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

Product Overview

The role of ConceptDraw MINDMAP is to organize and plan idea development and communicate between process participants. Mind maps are convenient to prepare presentations for team and management and send task lists and related information. Read more

Why People Select ConceptDraw MINDMAP

Why people select ConceptDraw MINDMAP? Undoubtedly it is the best alternative to MindJet MindManager. Among the advantages of ConceptDraw MINDMAP are: powerful and unique tools for brainstorming, outlining, taking notes, making detailed Mind Maps and relationship maps; the personal license that gives the ownership on the product for the product's life and allows a concurrent Mac and Windows installation; the absence of obligatory subscription on renewal; regularly updates with new features, templates and low upgrade costs; free technical support and better service for a lower cost. Besides, ConceptDraw MINDMAP provides the operating system migration and compatibility with other ConceptDraw products. It is a cross-platform software for the use on Mac and Windows machines simultaneously according to your preferences. The opening of ConceptDraw MINDMAP document in ConceptDraw PROJECT application turns the outline into a project, now you can add resources and due dates, edit the tasks to make a robust and easily-deciphered project. Discover today what these benefits mean to you. Read more

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

seven management and planning tools Seven Management and Planning Tools

seven management and planning tools
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

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

Root Cause Tree Diagram

The Root Cause Tree Diagram is a chart that helps determine the root causes of factors that influence the problem, to represent and analyze them. This diagram is constructed separately for each high priority factor. First it is needed to identify the root causes for a factor, display their structure and then propose the possible corrective actions. But how to create Root Cause Tree Diagram with the least efforts and time? ConceptDraw MINDMAP will effectively help you in drawing MINDMAP Root Cause Tree Diagram and Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram used for further formulation of actions. The Root Cause Tree Diagram template, which can be opened at the program from the Input tab, supplies you with a basic mind map structure for your diagram. The central idea describes briefly a problem, the main topics represent the high-level causes of a problem, their subtopics give more details about the different parts of given causes. At the last level of tree are described the potential solutions to each of detailed parts of the causes. Read more