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Seven Management and Planning Tools from ConceptDraw


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Assists in the solving of common business problems by using a step-by-step methodology for problem identification, analysis, planning of corrective actions to solve a problem and preventive actions to address risks.

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Seven Management and Planning Tools from ConceptDraw

  1. 1. ConceptDraw Solution Park Brings You Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution (7 MP Tools) To Help in Problem Solving Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. Michael Porter
  2. 2. A Company’s Managers Are Always Accountable For Good Decisions
  3. 3. Decisions Need to Be Made For Many Critical Situations • Solving problems caused by changes, crises and urgent decisions • Quality management • Process Organization
  4. 4. Problem Solving Has 2 Parts: Part 1. Problem Analysis From Problem Analysis is identified a list of root causes and possible corrective actions. Part 2. Action Planning From Action Planning the outcome is a plan of corrective actions, list of risks and potential preventive actions.
  5. 5. 4 Tools for Problem Analysis 1. Affinity Diagram Group and classify brainstormed factors affecting the problem. 2. Relations Diagram Analyze cause and effect relationships of the factors, and help to identify Drivers and Indicators among the factors. 3. Prioritization Matrix Prioritize the factors according to criteria. 4. Root cause analysis (RCA) tree diagram Analyze the root causes of the factors and define possible corrective actions. Part 1. Problem Analysis
  6. 6. Structures factors affecting the problem Part 1. Problem Analysis
  7. 7. 2 Relations Diagram Diagram of cause and effect relationships of the factors Part 1. Problem Analysis
  8. 8. 3 Prioritization Matrix Prioritize the factors according to criteria Part 1. Problem Analysis
  9. 9. 4 Root cause analysis (RCA) tree diagram Root-cause analysis and corrective actions proposal Part 1. Problem Analysis
  10. 10. Expected Outcomes After Problem Analysis • List of root causes – Observed outcomes – Resource allocation – Equipment suitability • Corrective actions – Training – Management focus – Reallocate resources Part 1. Problem Analysis
  11. 11. 3 Tools That Support Action Planning 5. Involvement Matrix Formulate a list of corrective actions, define participants of each action and distribute them by involvement level. 6. PERT Chart (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) Originate actions, place them into a schedule, visualize logical relationships and critical path. 7. Risk Diagram (PDPC, Process Decision Program Chart) Do a risk analysis, prescribe preventive actions to eliminate obstacles. Part 2. Action Planning
  12. 12. 5 Involvement Matrix Participant identification by actions, plus level of involvement Part 2. Action Planning
  13. 13. 6 PERT Program Evaluation and Review Technique: actions logical sequences and critical path Part 2. Action Planning
  14. 14. (PDPC, Process Decision Chart) 6 Risk Diagram Risk of the problem solving and preventive actions Part 2. Action Planning
  15. 15. Expected Outcomes After Action Planning • • • • Action plan List of risks Preventive actions Agreement on way forward Part 2. Action Planning
  16. 16. Benefits of Using the Seven Management and Planning Tools • Consistency, visibility, justification of the action plan • Visual reports of problem solving steps taken for quality improvement, defects elimination and management of changes • Provides visual communication tools for every stage of work
  17. 17. By using Seven Management and Planning Tools (7 MP Tools) for ConceptDraw Office 2, you • Save management team’s time • Save company’s resources • Improve and strengthen your organization's reputation