Fishbone Problem Solving
The knowledge and ability to apply various strategies for dealing with problems and difficult situations is very useful in many areas. The Fishbone strategy is one of the most progressive. Invented by professor Kaoru Ishikawa it is a model of formulation and solving problems. This graphical technique helps to identify possible causes of problems, to set the goals, and also show internal connections between the different parts of problem. After reviewing all causes and facts, you can easily find right solution.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Fishbone Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful Fishbone Problem Solving tool.
Example 1. Fishbone Problem Solving
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is effective fishbone problem solving tool thanks to the extensive drawing capabilities, the Fishbone Diagrams library of vector design elements, the set of samples, examples and templates included in Fishbone Diagrams Solution.
Example 2. Fishbone Diagrams Library Design Elements
The predesigned samples are available from ConceptDraw STORE. They are the good examples and can help you in drawing professional looking and attractive Fishbone diagrams. Each of them can become the good start for you!
Example 3. Fishbone Diagram Production Process
The following features make ConceptDraw DIAGRAM the best Fishbone Problem Solving software:
- You don't need to be an artist to draw professional looking diagrams in a few minutes.
- Large quantity of ready-to-use vector objects makes your drawing diagrams quick and easy.
- Great number of predesigned templates and samples give you the good start for your own diagrams.
- ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides you the possibility to use the grid, rules and guides. You can easily rotate, group, align, arrange the objects, use different fonts and colors to make your diagram exceptionally looking.
- All ConceptDraw DIAGRAM documents are vector graphic files and are available for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a variety of formats: image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash, MS Visio.
- Using ConceptDraw STORE you can navigate through ConceptDraw Solution Park, managing downloads and updates. You can access libraries, templates and samples directly from the ConceptDraw STORE.
- If you have any questions, our free of charge support is always ready to come to your aid.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
The Circle Diagrams are the diagrams which represent the central element surrounded by other items in a circle. This type of diagram is very popular and widely used in marketing and management, for process modeling, market, resource, time and cost analysis, for visualization causes and effects. If you dream to design the Circle Diagrams quick and easy – the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Business Diagrams Solution from the Management Area is exactly what you need.
Picture: Circle Diagrams
The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software.
Picture: Management Tools — Total Quality Management
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
The Cause and Effect diagram introduced by Kaoru Ishikawa in 1968 is a method for analyzing process dispersion. It can help you to dive into a problem and find an effective solution, identify and represent the possible causes for an effect, analyze the complex business problems and successfully solve them.
You can design your Cause and Effect diagram on a paper, but more effective way is to use specific software - ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful Cause and Effect Diagram Software. It helps you create Cause and Effect diagram known also as Fishbone diagram or Ishikawa diagram from templates and examples.
Picture: Cause and Effect Diagram Software
Activity Network and Project Evaluation and Review Technique, or PERT, charts are a way of documenting and analyzing the tasks in a project.
This diagram is constructed as part of the process in creating a schedule of corrective actions. The Activity Network Chart (PERT) shows the logical connections and consequence of tasks to be performed. It displays the time period for problem solving and the implementation of all activities through the critical path.
Picture: Activity Network (PERT) Chart
How do Fishbone diagrams solve manufacturing problems? Fishbone diagrams are successfully used in various fields of industries and manufacturing to analyze the set of possible causes and their effects. Fishbone diagram provides a process to clearly define the “Effect” and then puts you to thinking about the possible causes, based on the categories of common problems in manufacturing.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution lets you construct Fishbone diagrams and represent globally recognized standards for manufacturing 6 Ms and 8 Ms.
Picture: How Do Fishbone Diagrams Solve Manufacturing Problems
The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps you and your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software.
Picture: TQM Diagram Example
SWOT matrix is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in a project or in a business venture. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution from the Management Area will help you design SWOT Matrix of any complexity quick and easy.
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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.
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