The Affinity Diagram is a great tool to use during projects with team members. It is an analytical tool that teams can use to organize ideas into subgroups with a common theme or relationship. The general process of building an affinity diagram that Lean Strategies International LLC uses is ©CURE.
- Communicate - Facilitator will ask a question so everyone can provide input and or ideas.
- Understand - Understand the what your input is and write it down. One idea per sticky.
- Reveal - Each participant places there input where everyone can see (e.g. wall). They then explain their inputs on the wall for a set amount of time. Team members can take notes but should not reject or disapprove of ideas.
- Evaluate - Now the team can place all of the ideas in groups based on a common theme or relationship. Give each theme a name and confirm consensus and that's it. the ©CURE. For more information on our ©CURE methodology email us by clicking on the button below.
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