Top Business Diagrams


  5 Why Analysis – Lean framework to get to the root cause of an issue or a defect
  Swot Analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats business framework
  Sipoc – High level view of the process inputs and outputs
  7 Wastes – Lean types of waste to be eliminated
  Affinity Diagram – Brainstorming technique for organization of information in logical categories
  Porters Value Chain – Internal analysis by Michael Porter looking at company’s value chain
  Customer Lifecycle – Model that acknowledges the client lifecycle
  BGC Matrix – Business framework for analyzing company’s market position
  Endtoend Process – Business Process Management framework looking at processes start to finish
  Five Factor Model of Personality – Model that analyzes personality traits
  CDStep Marketing Diagram – Marketing framework that analyzes various business environmental factors
  Cost of Poor Quality COPQ – Lean framework that recognizes that quality comes at a cost
  Gap Analysis – Presentation of business performance gaps against benchmarks
  Intrinsic Motivation – Diagram showing the difference between two types of motivations at the workplace
  Kaizen – Lean methodology for continuous improvement and waste elimination

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Five Factor Model of Personality


Five Factor Model Of Personality – Five Factor Model – Personality Model – Different Personalities Model – The 5 factor model of personality is a business psychology framework that helps analyze a stakeholder through openness to experience, emotional stability (neuroticism), extroversion, agreeableness and dependability (contentiousness).

Each stakeholder and/or individual is scored against these 5 factors. The score is then analyzed and depending on the result, one would adjust their actions or behavior to address the personality and the needs of the stakeholder. The analysis can be also completed on one self.

five factor model of personality

Five Factor Model of Personality diagram

Affinity Diagram


Affinity – Affinity Diagram – Affinity Analysis – Affinity Framework – Affinity diagrams are used to organize ideas and data during a brainstorming session. The ideas are grouped and segmented by various topics and/or relationships. Affinity diagrams are usually completed on yellow post notes.

The affinity charts are widely used within the practice of project management are one of the key 7 management and planning tools. This is also often referred to as a KJ Method. Essentially, the affinity process consists of two main steps – 1. record your ideas 2. look for relationships and organize ideas into meaningful buckets.

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Affinity Diagram diagram

Kaizen – Continuous Improvement


Kaizen – Kaizen Analysis – Continuous Improvement – Kaizen Framework – Kaizen Business Methodology – Kaizen model is a lean approach to continuous improvement of business processes and is at the heart of the Lean Six Sigma philosophy.

Kaizen worldview or mind frame is meant to be a continuous cycle consisting of the following stages: make problems visible, develop countermeasures, determine root cause of the business issues, hypothesize solution, test hypothesis, implement solution, standardize work. Below sample images are examples of Kaizen used in business management.


Kaizen – Continuous Improvement diagram

Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills what are they? The below diagram shows critical skills categories: knowledge (obtaining the information), comprehension (understanding the relevance, facts, data), application and analysis. What is critical thinking?

Critical Thinking Skills diagram

Executing the Document Strategy Framework

How to develop a document or a presentation that would capture audience.  Understand first the objectives what you are trying to portray.  Understand your audience, what are their needs, what do they want to hear.  Strategize how you would influence your audience.  Often it is the emotion that sways people in the direction you want, not the facts or figures.  Then again, some people enjoy seeing figures that support the argument and can be objective when making the decision.   Also think how you going to create the document, maintain it, where you are going to store it, who is going to read it in the future?  

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Communication Strategy Framework PPT Sample

Communication strategy diagram components include the following: timely, relevant and targeted, cost effective, measurable, open and honest, strategic, and accessible. Your communication strategy also needs to be engaging and clearly branded.

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Marketing Strategy Framework Diagram

Your company’s marketing strategy should follow the following approach. Start with Values and Vision, proceed to Assessment and Objectives, develop the strategy and how you are going to execute as well as measure its performance. This diagram shows the marketing strategy framework.

Marketing Strategy Framework Diagram diagram

Business Analysis Framework

How to analyze a business? Start with the following business analysis framework. First it is important to understand business context through understanding the current situation, then consider other perspectives, analyze needs through gap analysis and other tools, evaluate options and define requirements. Finally proceed with the changes once the situation is well analyzed.

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Risk Management Template

The below risk management template shows severance and probability of risk. Risk can occur rarely but have a big impact, others may have a high probability of occurrence but low impact. The below template lets you not only assess the risks but also show it in a nice looking color-coded dashboard.

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Digital Strategy Framework as Compared to Online, Business and IT strategies.

This digital strategy framework shows how Digital strategy fits in between your Online, Business and IT strategies, how it different from the others but ultimately ties things together. It is holistic approach to your internal and external digital capabilities.

Digital Strategy Framework as Compared to Online, Business and IT strategies. diagram