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Fishbone Diagram Template

Visually represent a problem and its root causes on a fishbone diagram template to diagnose the situation rather than focus on the symptoms.

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Fishbone Diagram Template

Use our already pre-filled or blank fishbone diagram to explore all the things that have led to a severe problem within your application, product, or service. List out collaboratively with your team what could be the cause, and only then start to think about the solutions. Focus on solving the problem completely first rather than just addressing parts of it and having the problem run on and on again.

Make a list of problems you face in the form of sticky notes or blocks of text. Identify who exactly is involved in the problems and when and where they occur. Fill out the arrangement of the head, spine, and fishbones on your diagram to give yourself a space for developing the ideas.

Identify all the factors that might be a part of your problems and see how your editable fishbone diagram grows. Brainstorm what affects the situation and add more lines where applicable. Wherever a cause is large or complex, break it down into smaller sub-causes.

Once your diagram shows all the possible reasons behind the problem, investigate them further and more deeply. Carry out surveys, set up investigations, or run additional tests, depending on your findings and the methods you want to continue with.

 

Thanks to the Fishbone Diagram template, you can:

  • Discover the root causes of a problem together with your teammates during a collaborative video call or brainstorming session.
  • Uncover bottlenecks in your process and identify where, when, or why the process is not working.
  • Investigate the most likely causes further and see how they contribute to the problem depending on their complexity and importance.
  • Encourage a more detailed review of your tool’s or service’s problems to get a clearer picture of the dilemma.
  • Capture the links and relations amongst potential problems’ causes and display them on a logically categorized diagram that everyone can understand at a glance.
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