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Fishbone Diagrams

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The Fishbone Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v10 software with the ability to easily draw the Fishbone Diagrams (Ishikawa Diagrams) to clearly see the cause and effect analysis and also problem solving. The vector graphic diagrams produced using this solution can be used in whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, and published technical material. Read more
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Cause and Effect Analysis

Cause and Effect Analysis - The Seven Management and Planning Tools is a tool for Cause and Effect Analysis that allows users to analyze the root causes for factors that influenced the problem. This diagram is constructed separately for each highly prioritized factor. The Diagram is then used for further formulation of potential actions. Read more

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Fishbone Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and library of vector stencils for drawing the Ishikawa diagrams for cause and effect analysis. Read more
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CORRECTIVE ACTIONS PLANNING. Involvement Matrix

The Involvement Matrix can identify the distribution of responsibilities and identify roles in a group or team. Use the Involvement Matrix to specify roles and responsibilities of actions in problem solving. ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for corrective actions planning. Read more

PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Identify and Structure Factors

Identify and Structure Factors. Use the Affinity Diagram to collect and structure factors that impact on a problem. ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for identify and structure factors with affinity diagram. This is a grouping and structuring of factors that impact on a problem. Read more
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How to Draw a Fishbone Diagram with ConceptDraw PRO

Fishbone (Ishikawa) Diagram is often used in business to determine the cause of some problem. A Fishbone diagram is also called cause-and-effect diagram.The main goal of the Fishbone diagram is to illustrate in a graphical way the relationship between a given outcome and all the factors that influence this outcome. The complete diagram resembles a fish skeleton as its name implies. Cause and Effect analysis is used in management to identify the possible causes of a problem in order to eliminate them. The ability to create a Fishbone Diagram is supported by the Fishbone Diagram solution. Read more
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How To Create a MS Visio Cause and Effect Diagram Using ConceptDraw PRO

Cause-and-Effect Ishikawa Diagram is a graphical method of analysis and cause-effect relationships, a tool in the form of fish bone. It is used to systematically determine the cause of the problem and represent it graphically. The technique is primarily used in the framework of quality management for the analysis of quality problems and their causes. Nowadays, it has found worldwide distribution and is used in multiple problem areas. It is one of the tools of lean manufacturing, which is used in group work to find the problems and their causes. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to easily create Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagram and then make a MS Visio VSDX, or VSD files from your diagrams in a couple clicks, using the export capabilities of ConcewptDraw PRO. Read more

Competitor Analysis

Competitor analysis is a first and obligatory step in elaboration the proper corporate marketing strategy and creating sustainable competitive advantage. Use powerful opportunities of numerous solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park for designing illustrative diagrams, charts, matrices which are necessary for effective competitor analysis. Read more

Problem solving

Problem Solving - ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for the problem solving. The Seven Management and Planning Tools solution is a set of such tools for investigating complex problems. These tools are exemplary at organizing research, parsing complex problems, providing a structure for the details, helping managers make decisions, and organizing effective communications in a visual manner that keeps everyone involved. Read more

Mac Diagramming Software

ConceptDraw PRO software is the best Mac diagramming software for drawing any type of diagrams. Its rich set of samples and templates, and specific features to draw with great visual appeal on Mac OS X. Read more
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How to Add a Fishbone (Ishikawa) Diagram to a MS Word Document Using ConceptDraw PRO

The ability to create a fishbone (Ishikawa) Diagram is supported by the ConceptDraw Fishbone Diagram solution. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to easily create a fishbone diagrams and then insert them into a MS Word document. Read more

When To Use a Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone diagrams work for most entrepreneurs and almost any industry or person having a problem. Professional diagramming software may help you create Fishbone (Cause and Effect or Ishikawa) diagrams. When people are unclear about what is causing an issue, ConceptDraw PRO will be your lifesaver. When to use a Fishbone diagram? Originally developed as a quality control tool, you may find a Fishbone diagram helpful when used in many cases, such as to analyze a complex problem when there are many causes, for identifying all possible root causes for an effect or a problem, when you need different point of view to look on a problem, to uncover bottlenecks and identify where and why a process doesn't work, for acceleration a process when traditional ways of problem solving consume many time. Read more

Relations Diagram

The Relations Diagram is used to identify how the factors influence each other, to determine what factors are causes and what are effects. The factors mostly influencing are called “drivers”, the primarily affected factors are “indicators”. The problem solving is focused on the change of "drivers" factors by applying the corrective actions. The "indicators" factors help establish the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the changes and also define the effectiveness of the corrective actions in resolving a problem. ConceptDraw MINDMAP software ideally suits for designing Relations Diagrams. The easiest way to create the MINDMAP Relations Diagram, is to use the included Relations Diagram input template. Open it in ConceptDraw MINDMAP application from the Input tab and hold a new brainstorming session, identify the central issue and the contributing factors to this issue. Click the Finish Brainstorm button to generate a Mind Map and begin the further work with it, or select Relations Diagram item from the Output tab to automatically draw it in ConceptDraw PRO application. Read more

Fishbone Diagram Example

Fishbone Diagram, also referred as Cause and Effect diagram or Ishikawa diagram, is a fault finding and problem solving tool. Construction of Ishikawa diagrams is quite complicated process and has a number of features. Fishbone Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park contains powerful drawing tools and a lot of examples, samples and templates. Each Fishbone diagram example is carefully thought-out by experts and is perfect source of inspiration for you. Read more

Online Collaboration via Skype

Collaborating with co-workers is very important, not only in order to get things done effectively, but also to keep in touch with the outside world. Great way for business collaboration is Skype. Read more