The affinity diagram is a convergent thinking tool used to organize or "cluster" 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.
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A technique for gathering information, often used for its powerful group dynamics.
Brainstorming Technique – SCAMPER - a divergent thinking tool to generate ideas
A divergent thinking tool for idea generation on a given subject in a limited period of time. Brainstorming is typically conducted in a facilitated session or workshop environment to stimulate creative thinking, to create novel or innovative solutions to a problem, and to introduce "controlled chaos" into the thought process. It is the most widely used technique to cultivate ideas. The objective is quantity, not necessarily quality and is based on the principle that "many brains are often better than one."
A technique used to examine the different forces affecting the various external and internal players that an organization is required to deal with. It also allows for formulation of strategies in dealing with the stakeholders, based on the cultural, structural, and resource limitations and potentials of the enterprise. A stakeholder is anyone (individual or organization) with a "stake" in the outcome of an enterprise change effort and/or is affected by the resulting change.
The most widely used facilitation technique. The most effective workshop facilitator asks questions to:
A structured technique to enable organizations to assess their strengths (S) and weakness (W) and identify their opportunities (O) and possible threats (T). A strength is something that the enterprise does well, or is an asset, skill, or network of contacts employed. (In addition, strengths can be anything "going well" for the e...
A set of techniques to facilitate group decision making, prioritization, and/or evaluation of alternatives. Geographically based decision making techniques help structure ideas and focus attention on evaluating each criteria carefully to enable more effective decisions. Criteria can be qualitative, or quantitative depending on the nature of the decision to be made or problem to be solved.
A technique to identify and assess all major factors that may jeopardize the success of a project or achieving a goal.
Scope, Scope of Work, Scope Statement, Project Scope - All relate to the basic concept of what is required to be done to realize the objectives of a Project. It is a way of capturing the requirements and to list what is covered and what is not covered in a project. This is one of the mediums in which the Customer, Project Manager and hence the implementing Organization(s) communicate the Project Objectives. Also, this is one of the main areas of focus for a project manager for following reasons.