The Fishbone Diagram: Why Every Team of Process Owners Should Use it

Fishbone Diagram

The Fishbone Diagram is a very powerful tool used in process improvement. It helps identify the cause and the effect, and sometimes a condition is established. Some of the reasons why this tools is effective because it:

– Study a problem/Issue to determine the root cause
– Study the potential reasons why a process/ product is having difficulties, problems, breakdowns, and failure
– Identify area for data and information facts collections
– To evaluate why a process is not performing properly or producing the desired results.
– It allow the team to capture everyone’s ideas & thoughts in a structured manner.

If you would like a copy of the diagram to use for your business, email me at I have it in a Word format as well.

Courtesy of Albany Technical College: Quality Assurance Program:Process Improvements


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