A collection of Ishikawa diagram templates are available in the following 101 Diagramss to help you learn about the fishbone diagram. The diagrams that we have collected in the following pictures below show basic template of Ishikawa diagram that you can use as reference in making your own diagram.
A cause and effect diagram or Ishikawa diagram, is a visualization tool for categorizing the potential causes of a problem in order to identify its root causes. The fishbone diagram identifies many possible causes for an effect or problem. It can be used to structure a brainstorming session. It immediately sorts ideas into useful categories. This fishbone diagram is used when identifying possible causes for a problem. Especially when a team’s thinking tends to fall into ruts. The defect is shown as the fish’s head, facing to the right, with the causes extending to the left as fishbones; the ribs branch off the backbone for major causes, with sub-branches for root-causes, to as many levels as required.
The design of the diagram looks much like a skeleton of a fish. Fishbone diagrams are typically worked right to left, with each large “bone” of the fish branching out to include smaller bones containing more detail. To construct a fishbone, start with stating the problem in the form of a why question. Framing it as a “why” question will help in brainstorming, as each root cause idea should answer the question. The team should agree on the statement of the problem and then place this question in a box at the “head” of the fishbone.
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