Create Fishbone Diagrams
Common uses of the Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagrams are product design and quality defect prevention. They are effectively used to identify potential factors causing an overall effect for making possibility to solve a problem.
To create Fishbone Diagrams, Cause-and-Effect Diagrams, Ishikawa Diagrams, we recommend to use a ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software enhanced with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Example 1. Create Fishbone Diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM /p>
Fishbone Diagrams Solution provides the Fishbone Diagrams library with 13 ready-to-use vector objects that can be used to create Fishbone Diagrams in a few minutes.
Example 2. Fishbone Diagrams Library Design Elements
Another way of drawing the Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa Diagram) in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is to use as the base one of predesigned templates or samples offered in quantity at ConceptDraw STORE. Choose any desired that meets your requirements and simply change it according to your needs.
Example 3. Fishbone Diagram - Increase in Productivity
The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the predesigned objects offered by Fishbone Diagrams library from the Fishbone Diagrams Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating each of these samples.
Use the Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park to create Fishbone Diagrams of any complexity fast and easy, and realize effectively cause and effect analysis.
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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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM has the powerful tools for rapid drawing Fishbone diagrams and identifying many possible causes for an effect for problem solving. Causes can be grouped into major categories to identify these sources of variation. Easy create Fishbone diagrams with the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software and Fishbone Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park!
Picture: Create Fishbone Diagrams with the ConceptDraw
Sometimes it’s quite useful to look on a problem from another view. To gain insight into an obstacle you should use SWOT analysis, and this will help you to see the whole situation. When composing a SWOT matrix, you divide your problem onto four elements - strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and place them into matrix.
This sample SWOT analysis matrix of the athletic shoes producing company was designed on the base of template provided by ConceptDraw SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution. It delivers number of easy-to-use templates and samples of SWOT and TOWS matrices for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. Applying one of these templates, enables to quickly find out Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. After creating a list managers can consider methods the business can use to amplify strengths and to decrease weaknesses; realize opportunities; and avoid threats.
Picture: SWOT Analysis
Identify the root causes of quality issues with Fishbone diagram. Because Fishbone diagram is hierarchical it is well-suited for capturing in a mind map for reviewing process towards proving which branch is the real root cause of an issue.
Picture: Fishbone Diagram
Pareto Chart design is now easier than ever thanks to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software and powerful drawing tools, 9 libraries with numerous vector objects, collection of professionally designed and well thought-out samples offered by Seven Basic Tools of Quality solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Seven Basic Tools of Quality - Pareto Chart
In almost every sphere of life and work the people time to time are faced with the fact that on their way there are certain obstacles and problems. But it is not always possible to identify the true cause of particular problem. To understand the basic causes of problems and eliminate them, it is convenient to use the chart of Kaoru Ishikawa - the technique specially designed for this.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area can help you with construction the Fishbone Diagram also known as Ishikawa Diagram.
Ishikawa Diagram shows factors of Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management, all affecting the overall problem in one drawing for the further analysis. It is a well effective way to analyze the business problems you must identify and solve.
Picture: Ishikawa Diagram