Improving Problem Solving and Focus with Fishbone Diagrams
When you need to focus on the problem, professional diagramming tool helps you create a Fishbone diagram also known as Ishikawa diagram. Understanding of the problem via Fishbone diagram will improve the processes between departments and teams.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution gives a powerful tool for improving problem solving and focus with Fishbone diagrams. Fishbone diagram depicts in one diagram all factors of Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management, affecting on a given problem for the further analysis. Construct Fishbone diagram, identify many possible causes for an effect and focus on them for improving problem solving.
Example 1. Improving Problem Solving and Focus with Fishbone Diagrams
The easiest way of drawing Fishbone diagram in ConceptDraw is to create it from templates offered in quantity by Fishbone Diagrams Solution at ConceptDraw STORE. Here you can find the set of templates for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and also for ConceptDraw MindMap, and to start with any desired of them. Brainstorming the causes at ConceptDraw MindMap, you have then a possibility to output automatically your data as Fishbone diagram in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
Example 2. Fishbone Diagram Templates in ConceptDraw STORE
Now, you can change the style of your diagram - change the colors of objects and text, add images and clipart from your computer or other libraries of ConceptDraw Solution Park to illustrate exceptionally your Fishbone Diagram.
Example 3. Fishbone Diagram - Bad Coffee
The samples and templates you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the tools of 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 for easy and effective improving problem solving and focus with Fishbone diagrams.
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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There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
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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 Ishikawa diagram, Cause and Effect diagram, Fishbone diagram — all they are the names of one and the same visual method for working with causal connections. Originally invented by Kaoru Ishikawa to control the process quality, the Ishikawa diagram is well proven in other fields of management and personal scheduling, events planning, time management. It is a chart in the form of a fish, whose head is a problem, the fins are variants for its causes.
To design easily the Fishbone diagram, you can use a special ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphic and diagramming software which contains the powerful tools for Fishbone diagram problem solving offered by Fishbone Diagrams solution for the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Fishbone Diagram Problem Solving
When thinking about data visualization, one of the first tools that comes to mind is a flowchart design. You can find flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons easily on the Internet, but it might take time to systematize this information. Nevertheless, once you start flowcharting, you’ll love its simplicity and efficiency.
This diagram consists from standard flowchart symbols, approved by ANSI (American National Standard Institute) for drawing flowcharts. A flowchart is a diagram that represents a step-by-step algorithm of any process, displaying the process stages as boxes that are connected with arrows. Flowchart design makes it clear and readable.
Flowchart designed using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software allows to make attractive and clear process presentation, it makes interpretation of the business process flow fresh and versatile. Great flowchart design view is a big advantage over the diagram created manually on a paper.
Picture: Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons
Fishbone Diagram, also referred as Cause and Effect diagram or Ishikawa diagram, is a fault finding and problem solving tool. Construction of Ishikawa diagrams is quite complicated process and has a number of features.
Fishbone Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park contains powerful drawing tools and a lot of examples, samples and templates. Each Fishbone diagram example is carefully thought-out by experts and is perfect source of inspiration for you.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Fault Tree Analysis Diagrams Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for quick and easy creating the Fault Tree Diagram of any degree of detailing.
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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.
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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.
Picture: Fishbone Diagram