Use a Fishbone Diagram to Attack Complex Problems
Any project is a complex system which rarely goes without some problems, even the most minor. But the success of the project mostly depends from the ability effectively solve appearing problems. There are many methods for problem solving, one of the most effective is the use a Fishbone diagram to attack complex problems. This methodics is also called as cause and effect, emphasizing the basic idea that each problem has a lot of interrelated causes and also effects.
Fishbone problem solving lets visually represent the problem, all categories of causes - actual and potential, explore and analyze them, and to make the right decision.
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming software with Fishbone Diagrams Solution to attack any complex problems with fishbone diagrams graphic method. Construct Fishbone diagram to help users brainstorm and break down a complex problem.
Example 1. Use a Fishbone Diagram to Attack Complex Problems
Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and its Fishbone Diagrams library will help you construct and use a Fishbone diagram to attack complex problems. First, draw the long horizontal arrow, you can use the predesigned object from the library. Then define the causes using brainstorming session (it is convenient to use ConceptDraw MindMap application for brainstorming) or any other way, combine them into categories and represent on the diagram as "fish bones". Then analyze and sort defined causes, visualize relationships between causes and effects, and now easy find solution of considered complex problem.
Example 2. Fishbone Diagrams Library Design Elements
You can also create professional Fishbone diagrams using software templates. To help you with analisys and troubleshooting, we created Fishbone, Cause and Effect fishbone, Ishikawa diagram examples and many more.
Example 3. Fishbone Diagrams to Attack Complex Problems
The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Fishbone Diagrams Solution and illustrate the use a Fishbone Diagram to Attack Complex Problems. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating each of these samples.
Use the Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park to solve problems using the cause-and-effect diagrams fast and easy.
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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The following diagram illustrates a network topology of the small office. LAN configuration has a star topology. The local network joins 8 computers among which are several desktop PCs, laptop, two iMacs and iBook. The end-point devices are divided into three groups. Each group is connected to its hub. There is a network printer and a modem, which are interconnected with other devices through a network server. Each computer on the LAN can access the server through a corresponding hub.
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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
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
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.
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Process Flow Chart is a visual illustration of overall flow of activities in producing a product or service. How do you make a Process Flow Chart usually? Drawing process flow charts, diagrams and maps is quite complex and lengthy process, especially if you draw free-hand. But now thanks to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution from the "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park this process became simple and fast. A confirmation of this can serve many Process Flow Chart examples included in Flowcharts solution.
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In software engineering, it is important to understand how the system would cooperate with external sources, like data sources. To give this information a visual representation, data flow diagrams (DFD) were used for years. The entire system is usually divided into smaller ones, and all of them process data flows in appropriate ways.
The visualizing business processes which engages the data transfer, is commonly preformed using DFDs (data flow diagrams). DFD is used to show the data flow processing and transformation. This DFD represents the electronic system of a customer purchase. It was created using Gane/Sarson notation. Data flow diagrams helps you to sort through and clarify transferring process making it available for analysis, and representation. ConceptDraw DFD solution introduces the vector library, containing the full set of icons from DFD notations.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram (DFD)
While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data.
This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.
Picture: Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning