Cause And Effect Diagram

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A popular diagram used to analyze the causes of problems which provides an overview of all the possible causes. One starts at the right and lists the problem, and then extends a straight line to the left. From the line, one draws tangential lines and lists causes of the problems at the end of those lines. Lines can be drawn to the subsidiary lines as more discrete causes are considered, and so forth.
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Also called the fishbone chart because of its appearance and the Ishakowa chart after the man who popularized its use in Japan. Its most frequent use is to list the cause of particular problems. The lines coming off the core horizontal line are the main causes and the lines coming off those are sub causes
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Fishbone Diagram / Ishikawa Diagram.
A problem solving tool used to identify relationships between effects and multiple causes (also Fishbone Diagram, Ishikawa Diagram).
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