When To Use a Fishbone Diagram


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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 PRO 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 next cases:

  • 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.

Example 1. When To Use a Fishbone Diagram

When you need create a Fishbone diagram as quickly as possible, you can use one of ConceptDraw templates. Fishbone templates are offered in large quantity by Fishbone Diagrams solution at ConceptDraw Solution Browser, moreover for both ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MindMap applications.

You can draw a Cause and Effect diagram fully at ConceptDraw PRO. If you prefer to use brainstorming technique when creating, you can use the ConceptDraw MindMap application and then output your mind map as Fishbone diagram to ConceptDraw PRO document.

Fishbone Diagram - HAN Project

Example 2. Fishbone Diagram - HAN Project

Fishbone Diagrams Solution provides also variety of samples and examples of Fishbone diagrams, and Fishbone Diagrams library with predesigned vector objects for self-drawing.

You can also benefit from the ConceptDraw PRO wide export capabilities, just a few seconds you can export your Ishikawa diagram to PDF, PPT, HTML, Visio, or any from variety of graphic formats.

Export Fishbone Diagram to PDF, PPT, HTML and Visio

Example 3. Export Fishbone Diagram to PDF, PPT, HTML and Visio

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using the predesigned objects from the Fishbone Diagrams library. They show some cases when to use a Fishbone Diagram is effective and reasonable. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating each of these samples.

Use the tools of Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO Solution Park to draw quick, easy and effective your own Ishikawa diagrams for problem 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 XML, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw Solution Browser v3. The Fishbone Diagrams Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 or later users.









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  • Import/Export Microsoft Visio™
  • Export to graphics files and PDF
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