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Cause and Effect / Fishbone Diagram (Part 2)

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Cause and Effect Diagram (or Fishbone Diagram or Ishikawa Diagram) Video

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Practice, practice, practice. This is a tool that is useful right off the bat, but has a long, gradual learning curve before it plateaus. You will continue to learn more tricks throughout the first dozen or so cause and effect diagrams that you do.

Start off with a relatively simple CE diagram. While it might be overkill, it will get you that much needed practice to be able to apply it in more demanding situations.

Velaction offers a Noise to Constant Sheet, a useful tool for moving from analyzing a problem with a fishbone diagram to implementing solutions.


A PDF of this term is included in our Phase 3 Information Series.

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