Fishbone Problem Solving Tool
Fishbone Problem Solving Tool
Fishbone diagram, often referred as Cause and Effect diagram or Ishikawa diagram, is one of the basic and the most effective graphic tools for problem solving. It is a way of graphical identifying, structuring and exploration the root causes of a problem for determining effective decision. The causes on a diagram are grouped into categories and are depicted in a form which resembles a fishbone.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with Fishbone Diagrams solution is a professional fishbone problem solving tool which helps you draw Business Productivity diagram, Cause and Effect, Fishbone, Ishikawa Diagrams to solve problems at your business.
Example 1. Fishbone Problem Solving Tool
Fishbone Diagrams Solution as a fishbone problem solving tool lets easy design Fishbone diagram, show factors of Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management, all affecting the overall problem in one drawing for further cause and effect analysis.
Example 2. Fishbone Diagrams Library Design Elements
Drawing process in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is reduced to some easy steps, you can fully concentrate on the problem and draw diagrams using the predesigned objects from Fishbone Diagrams library. Fishbone Diagrams solution contains also a set of different examples, samples and templates, all they are available from ConceptDraw STORE. You can open them and change something, as needed, and thus get your own new Fishbone diagram.
Example 3. Fishbone Diagram - Production Process
The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the tools of the Fishbone Diagrams Solution. These diagrams successfully demonstrate the powerful capabilities of ConceptDraw fishbone problem solving tool. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating each of these samples.
Use the Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM for effective cause and effect analysis and problems solving.
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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Fishbone diagrams work for most entrepreneurs and almost any industry or person having a problem. Professional diagramming software may help you create Fishbone (Cause and Effect or Ishikawa) diagrams. When people are unclear about what is causing an issue, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM will be your lifesaver.
When to use a Fishbone diagram? Originally developed as a quality control tool, you may find a Fishbone diagram helpful when used in many cases, such as to analyze a complex problem when there are many causes, for identifying all possible root causes for an effect or a problem, when you need different point of view to look on a problem, to uncover bottlenecks and identify where and why a process doesn't work, for acceleration a process when traditional ways of problem solving consume many time.
Picture: When To Use a 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
Two types of diagrams are used in UML: Structure Diagrams and Behavior Diagrams. Behavior Diagrams represent the processes proceeding in a modeled environment. Structure Diagrams represent the elements that compose the system.
Picture: UML Diagram Types List
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.
Picture: Cause and Effect Diagrams
The Venn diagram example below shows sustainable development at the confluence of three constituent parts.
Create your Venn diagrams for problem solving in environmental social science using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Business Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Venn Diagram Examples for Problem Solving. Environmental Social Science. Human Sustainability Confluence
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.
Picture: Draw Fishbone Diagram on MAC Software
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.
Picture: Create Fishbone Diagrams