Affinity Diagram

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“The affinity diagram is a business tool used to organize ideas and data. It is one of the Seven Management and Planning Tools. People have been grouping data into groups based on natural relationships for thousands of years; however, the term affinity diagram was devised by Jiro Kawakita in the 1960s and is sometimes referred to as the KJ Method.

The tool is commonly used within project management and allows large numbers of ideas stemming from brainstorming to be sorted into groups, based on their natural relationships, for review and analysis. It is also frequently used in contextual inquiry as a way to organize notes and insights from field interviews. It can also be used for organizing other freeform comments, such as open-ended survey responses, support call logs, or other qualitative data.”[from Wikipedia]

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.

Example 1. Affinity Diagram - Personal Activity

Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution provides 7 libraries for easy applying the Seven Management and Planning Tools and drawing 7 types of diagrams: Affinity Diagram, Relations Diagram, Prioritization Matrix, Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram, Involvement Matrix, PERT Chart, Risk Diagram (PDPC).

 Affinity Diagrams Objects Library Design Elements

Example 2. Affinity Diagrams Objects Library Design Elements

For quickly creating the Affinity Diagram, use the predesigned vector shapes from the Affinity Diagrams Objects library. Simply drag the desired from them, arrange at your document, type the text, and change color style if needed.

Affinity Diagram Template

Example 3. Affinity Diagram Template

Another way of drawing is to use as the base the ready template or sample from the offered at the Seven Management and Planning Tools section in ConceptDraw Solution Browser.

Affinity Diagram - Business Expansion

Example 4. Affinity Diagram - Business Expansion

The Affinity Diagrams you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO software using the Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution. These samples successfully demonstrate solution's capabilities and professional results you can achieve. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating every of these diagrams.

Use the Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution for ConceptDraw PRO software to create your own Affinity Diagram of any complexity quick, easy and effective, and then successfully use it in your work activity.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio XML, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw Solution Browser v3. The Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 or later users.

Use Product:

  • Management Diagrams Software
  • Marketing Charts Software
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Technical Diagramming Tool
  • For Mac® & Windows®
  • ConceptDraw PRO native Mac app
  • Easier to use than Microsoft Visio® and more powerful
  • With free support and thousands of templates

Use Solution:

  • Assists in the solving of complex business and management problems
  • Problem Analysis
  • Cause & Effect Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Relationships Analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Corrective Action Planning
  • The Action Plan
  • Preventive Action
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Predesigned samples, templates and examples
  • Ready-to-use design elements
  • Import/Export Microsoft Visio™
  • Export to graphics files and PDF
  • Export to PPT™
  • Make Presentation

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Compatibility: Apple® OS X 10.10 or later
Microsoft® Windows® 7/8.1/10

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