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.
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Fishbone, Ishikawa or Cause and Effect diagram helps understand the reasons of completed or potential actions by structuring their causes in smaller categories. Also, one can use it to see how the contributing factors are related to each other. In everyday company routine, a Cause and Effect diagram is helpful with a number of regular activities like brainstorming, project management, and problem solving.
How to Construct a Fishbone Diagram? Construction a Fishbone diagram in professional diagramming software ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is more easy than you think. Just use the predesigned vector elements from the Fishbone Diagrams library for Fishbone Diagrams solution or one of plenty Fishbone templates and examples, and you will get a Cause and Effect diagram in minutes.
Picture: How to Construct a Fishbone Diagram
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Picture: Venn Diagram Examples for Problem Solving. Computer Science. Chomsky Hierarchy
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
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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
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Picture: Affinity Diagram