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Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram is another name for the Cause and Effect Diagram or the Ishikawa Diagram which got its name from the fact that it looks like a fish skeleton. Developed by Kaoru Ishikawa in 1968, a Fishbone Diagram is effectively used for a cause and effect analysis which allows to consider all possible causes for a certain problem or event.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM supplied with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area is the best software for fast and easy drawing professional looking Fishbone Diagram.

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Example 1. Fishbone Diagram - Bad Coffee

Fishbone Diagrams Solution offers the Fishbone Diagrams library. 13 ready-to-use objects included in this library allow design the Fishbone diagram of any complexity in minutes.

Fishbone Diagrams Library Design Elements

Example 2. Fishbone Diagrams Library Design Elements

Another way of drawing a Fishbone diagram in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is to use as the base the predesigned template or sample from the ConceptDraw STORE. The whole collection of predesigned templates and samples is offered in it.

Fishbone Diagram - HAN Project

Example 3. Fishbone Diagram - HAN Project

The Fishbone Diagram samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Fishbone Diagrams Solution. These samples successfully demonstrate solution's capabilities and professional results you can achieve. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating every of these samples.

Use the Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software to create your own professional looking Fishbone Diagram of any complexity quick, easy and effective, and then successfully use it in your work activity.

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Draw Fishbone Diagram on MAC Software →

This method of problem analysis is widely used in IT, manufacture industries and chemical engineering. If you want to take a fresh look on your problem, you can draw a fishbone diagram with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software, which supports both MAC OS and Windows. You can see and download fishbone diagram samples and templates in ConceptDraw Solution Park. This Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagram can be applied as template for performing the cause and effect analysis of a service industry problems. It can help to determine factors causing problems. Causes in this diagram are categorized according to the 4S’s principle that means Surroundings, Suppliers, Systems and Skills. Grouping causes allows to reveal main interactions between different events. This diagram was made using ConceptDraw Fishbone diagrams solution. It can help to reveal the causes effected a complicated issue. Of course it can be used together with other methods of approaching to the problem solving.Draw Fishbone Diagram on MAC Software *
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Ishikawa Diagram →

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.Ishikawa Diagram *
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