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Fishbone Diagram Procedure

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park gives the ability to draw Fishbone diagram, which identifies many possible causes for an effect for problem solving. Fishbone Diagram procedure of creation includes the following steps:

  • Draw an ellipse at the center right of the diagram page and draw a horizontal arrow running to it. Write problem effect into ellipse.
  • Brainstorm problem major categories causes. You can use generic headings: Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management.
  • Draw the categories of causes as branches from the main arrow.
  • Brainstorm all the possible causes of the problem. Causes can be draw in several places if they relate to several categories.
  • Draw sub–causes branching off the causes and generate deeper levels of causes.
  • Focus attention to chart where the ideas are few.
Fishbone Diagram Procedure *

Example 1. Fishbone Diagram Procedure

Fishbone Diagrams Solution helps design Cause and Effect diagram fast and easy thanks to the included Fishbone Diagrams library full of predesigned vector objects and collection of quick-start templates offered at your disposal at ConceptDraw STORE.

There are also included templates for ConceptDraw MindMap software, designing your Fishbone diagram using them you can then easy output it to ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Pay also attention for the collection of Fishbone Diagram samples, all they are professional-looking and attractive, and confirm the words about the ease of performing fishbone diagram procedure of creation in ConceptDraw program.

Fishbone Diagram - Templates and Samples (Win, Mac)

Example 2. Fishbone Diagram - Templates and Samples (Win, Mac)

The samples and templates you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the tools of Fishbone Diagrams Solution. An experienced user spent 5-10 minutes creating each of them.

Use the Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park and fishbone diagram procedure to draw quick and easy your own Fishbone Diagrams and Ishikawa diagrams for 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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