Affinity Diagram

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An Affinity Diagram is a method for gathering and organizing large amounts of information – usually from individuals and teams –  into groupings based on natural relationships or common themes. It is one of the 7 Management and Planning tools used for quality control. The technique is often used to organize the outputs of brainstorming sessions where many ideas and inputs need to be sorted into logical categories. Once organized, teams can assign prioritization criteria to help draw conclusions about what areas should be focused on and in what order. The typical seven-step process Kaufman Global uses for conducting an affinity activity follows:

Affinity Diagram - 7 steps


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