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Cause and Effect Diagrams

Cause and Effect Diagrams (also known as Ishikawa or Fishbone diagrams) are the management tools widely used in business organizations. Cause and Effect Diagrams helps to consider all possible causes of the problem and to carry out the careful analysis of a situation. It is one of the seven basic tools of quality control and is widely used for definition the components needed for desired outcomes. This diagram was named Fishbone diagram because it is similar from the side on a fish skeleton with the fish head at the right and the bones at the left.

Cause and Effect Diagrams are designed to identify the potential factors that cause an overall effect. The causes are grouped into the categories, each cause is a source of variation.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM powerful diagramming and vector drawing software provides the Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park that allows to design the Cause and Effect Diagrams quick, easy and effective.

Cause and Effect Diagrams *

Example 1. Cause and Effect Diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM /p>

Fishbone Diagrams Solution contains the wide set of ready-to-use predesigned vector stencils, templates and samples that will help you create the professional looking Cause and Effect Diagrams in a few minutes.

Export Fishbone Diagram to PDF, PPT, Visio

Example 2. Export Fishbone Diagram to PDF, PPT, Visio

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software offers also wide export opportunities for you. After finishing design your diagram, you can easy export it to one of graphical formats, or to PDF, PPT, Visio format for further useful exchanging with your colleagues or other interested people.

Cause and Effect Diagram - Variation of Resin Output

Example 3. Cause and Effect Diagram - Variation of Resin Output

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the tools of the Fishbone Diagrams Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this Cause and Effect Diagram in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Use the Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park for effective cause and effect analysis and easy Cause and Effect Diagrams creating.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Fishbone Diagrams Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.





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