New To Quality or Need A Refresher? Let ASQ's Quality Resources Help. Our Topic for This Week is the Interrelationship Diagraph.

Also called: interrelationship diagraph, relations diagram or digraph, network diagram
Variation: matrix diagram
An interrelationship diagram is defined as a new management planning tool that depicts the relationship among factors in a complex situation. The interrelationship diagram shows cause-and-effect relationships. Its main purpose is to help identify relationships that are not easily recognizable.
An interrelationship diagram borders on being a tool for root cause identification, but it is mainly used to identify logical relationships in a complex and confusing problem situation. In such cases, the strength of an interrelationship diagram is its ability to visualize such relationships. The process of creating an interrelationship diagram can help groups analyze the natural links between different aspects of a complex situation.
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News Quality Management Division 06/11/2022 8:47am CDT


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