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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

Cause and Effect Analysis

Cause and Effect Analysis - The Seven Management and Planning Tools is a tool for Cause and Effect Analysis that allows users to analyze the root causes for factors that influenced the problem. This diagram is constructed separately for each highly prioritized factor. The Diagram is then used for further formulation of potential actions. Read more
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PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Relations Diagram

Use the Relations Diagram to create a relations factors map and to identify which factors are “drivers” and “indicators”. This diagram identifies causal relationships and determine what factors are causes or effects. ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for relation diagram making. Read more
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Risk Diagram (Process Decision Program Chart)

The Risk Diagram or Process Decision Program Chart (PDPC) is intended to determine the risks of potential obstacles during the corrective actions that can be at the cases of their incorrect performing, and helps to develop effective preventive actions. Process Decision Program Chart it's kind of contingency plan to limit the risks, it determines the consequential impacts of failures on the activity plans. The Risk Plans and Process Decision Program Charts can be extended on several levels and take the form of tree or hierarchy, this form is incredibly convenient for representing the risks and countermeasures. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is powerful software tool for Business, Marketing and Project Management. It is also ideal for easy designing MINDMAP Risk Diagram or Process Decision Program Chart, due to the included "7 Management and Planning Tools" solution to ConceptDraw Solution Park. We recommend to start with Process Decision Program Chart (PDPC) template opening it from ConceptDraw STORE or from the Output tab at ConceptDraw MINDMAP application. Read more

Total Quality Management Business Diagram

The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps you and your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software. 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

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

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. Read more
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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
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Problem solving

Problem Solving - ConceptDraw Office 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. Read more