Category Archives: Creating Ideas

In the following, you will see all the articles that have been published so far on this topic.

Relationship Mapping

Relationship Mapping

A Relationship Map is a visual display that shows the relationships between individual items. It allows to see and analyze the logical links between the different elements of any situation. A simple example of a relationship map is your network of personal and social relations. Another example is what is called the Interrelationship Digraph which is a visual display of the cause and effect relationships involved in a process or problem.   Read more »  


 

Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram

A fishbone diagram provides a structured way to identify and organize the potential causes of a problem. It allows to establish and present the cause-and-effect in an easy and understandable format. It is called this way because of its shape that looks like a skeleton of a fish. It is also called as cause-and-effect diagram and Ishikawa diagram after the man who created it. It is one of the seven basic tools of quality.

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Flowcharting


Flowcharting

A flowchart is a graphical tool that illustrates the flow of a business process and the relationships between its activities. It allows to break up any process into individual activities to see how it looks like. The simplicity of flowcharts make them useful for understanding processes and finding waste and inefficiencies for further problem-solving efforts. They can be used for any process and in any industry.

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Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping

A Mind Map is a tool that is used to visually organize ideas, thoughts and information. It is a collection of words, arrows and drawings that are organized together around a single topic or problem. Ideas can be collected through brainstorming or other group activities before they are consolidated into a single map. A mind map has many applications in personal, professional and educational situations.

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Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

An affinity diagram is a grouping method for classifying items together into meaningful categories. It is often used to capture and group the output of brainstorming and problem-solving meetings in order to provide better understanding of the topic discussed. It allows to classify a large number of thoughts for further review and analysis. It is also known as KJ Analysis and Affinity Mapping.

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How-How Diagram

How-How Diagram

Once you have discovered why a problem occurs, you then need to find a permanent solution to the problem. In many cases, you don’t even need to analyze the root causes of a problem, you just need to solve the problem right away. These low hanging fruits may be quick wins or larger projects that may involve capital expenditure.   Read more »