Affinity Diagram Materials
This methodology is used to group large numbers of ideas into related groupings to assist a team in scoping work into manageable proportions.
Process Mapping Materials (PMAP)
This methodology is used to define a process by displaying unique process steps and their associated 'inputs' and 'outputs'. Process Maps can be used to define a future processes needs, especially when incorporated with a Process FMEA (pFMEA), as well as with existing processes that you wish to improve.
The Pitfalls of Process Mapping
and How to Avoid Them
Function Mapping Materials (FMAP)
This methodology is used to define the interaction of design features to one another. For example, on an assembly you would use a function map to define the part features that come in contact with each other and then decide if the design tolerances are adequate to meet the design intent. Likewise, you will identify features of unimportance where tolerances could be larger providing a less expensive p manufacturing cost.