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1 Continuous Improvement Toolkit Mind Mapping

2 Managing Risk PDPC Pros and Cons Importance-Urgency Mapping RACI Matrix Stakeholder Analysis FMEA RAID Logs Break-even Analysis Cost Benefit Analysis PEST PERT/CPM Activity Diagram Fault Tree Analysis Force Field Analysis Decision Tree Voting Pugh Matrix SWOT Roadmaps Project Charter Gantt Chart Risk Assessment* Matrix Diagram TPN Analysis QFD PDCA Control Planning Gap Analysis Traffic Light Assessment Kaizen Kano Analysis Prioritization Matrix Hoshin Kanri How-How Diagram Lean Measures KPIs Critical-to Tree Paired Comparison Tree Diagram** Standard work OEE Capability Indices Cause and Effect Matrix Pareto Analysis Simulation TPM MSA RTY Descriptive Statistics Confidence Intervals Understanding Mistake Proofing Solutions*** Cost of Quality Probability Distributions ANOVA Cause & Effect Pull Systems JIT Ergonomics Reliability Analysis Design of Experiments Graphical Analysis Hypothesis Testing Work Balancing Automation Understanding Scatter Plot Regression Run Charts Correlation Bottleneck Analysis Visual Management Performance 5 Whys Multi-vari Charts Flow Control Charts Chi-Square Test Value Analysis 5S Benchmarking Relationship Mapping* Sampling Fishbone Diagram Waste Analysis SMED TRIZ*** Focus Groups Interviews Brainstorming Analogy SCAMPER*** Time Value Map Process Redesign Photography IDEF0 Check Sheets Nominal Group Technique Mind Mapping* Value Stream Mapping SIPOC Observations Data Collection Questionnaires Critical Incident Technique Affinity Diagram Deciding & Selecting Lateral Thinking Attribute Analysis Visioning Creating Ideas** Flow Process Chart Flowcharting Planning & Project Management* Identifying & Implementing Process Mapping Service Blueprints Designing & Analyzing Processes

3 A tool used to visually organize ideas, thoughts and information. A collection of words and drawings that organizes thoughts and information around a single topic or problem. A nonlinear approach that reflects the way human beings think and organize information. It has many applications in personal, professional and educational situations.

4 Mind Maps Benefits: Help quickly identify and understand the structure of a concept. Make it easy to see how pieces of information fit together. Make it easier to structure, classify, summarize and recall ideas and information. Offer new insights into new possibilities and creative solutions to improve existing processes and practices.

5 When to Use Mind Mapping: To sort out a complex idea. To come up with new ideas. To aid in decision making and planning activities. It allows to creatively generate and organize ideas, consider alternatives and come to a decision. To support interviewing and studying by providing an alternative approach to conventional note-taking. Can be used as a presentation tool. To consolidate information from different sources.

6 How to Construct a Mind Map: Present the topic or problem you are exploring. Draw a circle in the middle a paper then write in it the topic you are exploring. Draw lines out from the circle to initiate the main points. Brainstorm and add information to the main points by creating more branches. Use colors and add images, icons, symbols and shapes. Show associations by connecting the related items. Provide the opportunity to add to the mind map later on as you come across new information.

7 Mind maps can be drawn by hand during a planning session, lecture or meeting. A higher quality version could be drawn later when there is more time available. There are a number of software packages and websites that allow the creation of mind maps.

8 Example A Mind Map that was Drawn Using an Application:

9 Example A Mind Map to Remember Personal Development Tools:

10 Further Information: A research has suggested that mind mapping can improve learning and studying efficiency over conventional note-taking methods [1]. Images, shapes and symbols can help you remember, recall and retrieve information more easily. Using of single words and simple phrases will ensure that the mind map is more pleasant and easier to read. You ll need to be persistent and patient in working with and mastering mind maps.

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