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PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Prioritization Matrix

PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Prioritization Matrix

ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for Prioritization Matrix diagram making. This diagram ranks the drivers’ 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 factor’s criteria indicates its priority. Read more
7MP Tools

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

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

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). Read more
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How To Create Root Cause Analysis Diagram Using ConceptDraw Office

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is used to determine the main causes of the problem. If the certain factor is the root cause, this mean that its vanishing will help to prevent the further recurrence of the problem. Root Cause Analysis diagram is used to analyze the root causes of factors that influence the problem. It helps to identify the root causes for a factor and then propose possible corrective actions. A diagram is constructed separately for each high priority factor. The ability to create a RCA tree diagram from a mind map is supported by the ConceptDraw Seven Management and Planning Tools solution. Read more

Think and act effectively

Many people who use mind mapping software for personal organizing find ConceptDraw MINDMAP sufficiently useful mind mapping tool in their business and daily life. Especially many positive responses receive ConceptDraw MINDMAP as cross platform tool to mind maps for Macintosh and Windows. Read more

7 Management & Planning Tools

The 7 Management and Planning Tools solution available from ConceptDraw Solution Park implements well-known methodologies and provides the comprehensive set of tools for problems' analysis and solving. Different products from multifunctional ConceptDraw Office suite may be used as a complete solution for any of methodologies offered by this solution and provide a visual communication during every stage of work. Use the MINDMAP 7 Management & Planning Tools for step-by-step identification and analysis the problems, for planning solving and corrective actions, and also countermeasures to address the risks. 7 Management and Planning Tools solution is perfect for managers in medium to large companies, who require effective tools to address the management issue, for business consultants, trainers and coaches to help visualize the problem's solving by using 7 MP Tools methodology, to structure the problem's affecting factors, analyze their root causes and cause and effect relations, to highlight drivers and indicators factors, to prioritize factors using ranking by criteria set. Read more

Quality Management Teams

ConceptDraw MINDMAP with Quality mindmaps solution as a demonstration of the creative approach to quality management in daily work of quality management team. 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

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