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Matrix Diagram Template

A Matrix Diagram is a table that allows sets of data to be compared to understand the relationship between them. It displays the existence and strength of the relationship between pairs of items of the data sets. The relationship is normally indicated by a number or symbol in each cell where each two items intersect in the matrix. Matrix diagrams can be useful in a wide range of applications from matching requirements with specifications to assigning responsibilities based on competencies.

This matrix diagram template comes in two file formats. The first is an L-shaped Microsoft Excel worksheet which is more useful if you want to score and rank your matrix. The second is a Microsoft PowerPoint file that comes in various shapes (L-shaped, T-shaped, X-shaped and Y-shaped). Examples are also provided to illustrate the use of these formats and shapes.

Note that these templates can be used and modified to suit your specific needs and style. They can be easily modified to include additional sections if needed. You may, for example, add more rows and columns if your data sets are large. You can also use whatever scoring and ranking methods to suit your decision making needs.


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