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Fishbone Diagram

Project Management

In PM solutions we support many project methodologies such as Agile and Simple Projects. Methodology solutions help in implementing best practices in project management. CS Odessa provides Toolbox solutions to support solving issues related to planning, tracking, milestones, events, resource usage, and other typical project management functions. Toolbox Solutions help you deal with common project situations in an extraordinary way.

PM Response


This solution helps improve response time to project changes. PM Response also helps with iteration planning, discussing project layout approaches, and solving project challenges.


Plan how to respond to issues and events that impact the project.

Solution Purpose

Use project maps to plan, convert project mind maps to project implementations, represent the project as a project map, use visual diagrams to solve problems and make decisions, and plan resource usage to respond to changes in the project environment.

Intended For

Managers, team leaders, and participants.

Products and Methods

In the background of the solution, you use mind mapping for iteration planning and applying project changes, representing project data as a project mind map for clearer understanding, discussing detail breakdown, creative collaboration, and decision-making.

Fishbone Diagram

Identify the root causes of quality issues with Fishbone diagram. Because Fishbone diagram is hierarchical it is well-suited for capturing in a mind map for reviewing process towards proving which branch is the real root cause of an issue.
Double click the icon to create a Fishbone diagram.
The diagram is created automatically from the active page of your map by ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and will be opened in Slideshow mode.
The Main Idea and Main topics will create a "head "and "bones". The next level subtopics create additional text fields.

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Example 1. Fishbone Diagram

The Benefits for ConceptDraw MINDMAP Brainstorming Software

  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP is effective for brainstorming, designing mind maps, idea generating, creative and lateral thinking, creativity and problem solving.
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP is ideal for team and personal work in Business, Marketing and Project Management.
  • The libraries with large quantity of vector objects help to illustrate your mind maps and to make them bright, visual and comprehensible.
  • Use of View Navigator tool lets create presentations from a mind map: you can simply select the map parts you want to present, sequence your slides, and preview the presentation.
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP provides wide capabilities of importing and exporting in various formats: Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, MS Excel, Mindjet MindManager, image, HTML, PDF file.

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.When To Use a Fishbone Diagram *
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution is a perfect tool for software designers and software developers. If you need to create Cause and Effect diagram, Fishbone diagram, Ishikawa diagram from templates and examples, or using the predesigned elements, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM can do this easily. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software gives ability to design Fishbone diagrams that identify many possible causes for an effect for problem. Each Fishbone diagram design element included to Fishbone Diagrams library is vector and ready-to-use.Fishbone Diagram Design Element *
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Analyze the root causes of factors that influence the problem. A diagram is constructed separately for each high priority factor. Identify the root causes for a factor and then propose possible corrective actions. The diagram displays the structure of causes for a factor and possible corrective actions. The Root Cause Analysis Tree Diagram is used for further formulation of actions.Root Cause Tree Diagram *
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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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Using ConceptDraw you will be able to create bubble diagrams from the ready ConceptDraw library objects or make your own objects. The created diagram can be saved and edited, objects can be moved and links between them will be automatically repainted after object moving because of using the ConceptDraw connectors.Bubble diagrams with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM  *
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To support you in your tasks you can use the power of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM providing intelligent vector graphics that are useful for Quality Solution diagramming and ConceptDraw MINDMAP for key Quality Solution mind maps.Business Productivity - Quality *
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