The fishbone diagram identifies many possible causes for an impact or problem. It may be used to structure a brainstorming session. It immediately sorts concepts into important categories.
Use of Fishbone Diagram
- When figuring out possible causes for an issue.
- Particularly when a team’s considering tends to fall into ruts.
Fishbone Diagram Procedure and Example
Materials needed: flipchart or whiteboard, marking pens.
Agree on an issue assertion (impact). Write it on the center proper of the flipchart or whiteboard. Draw a field around it and draw a horizontal arrow operating to it.
Brainstorm the key categories of causes of the problem. If that is troublesome use generic headings: