This diagram is used to identify each one the contributing root causes inclined to be causing an issue. This methodology may be used on any type of problem, and can be customized by the user to match the circumstances.
Steps to make a Cause and Effect Diagram
The steps below outline the major actions to consider in creating a Cause and Effect Diagram.
- Write the effect in a box on the side of the webpage.
- Draw a horizontal line to the left of the result.
- Choose the categories of causes for the result. Useful categories of triggers in a classic fishbone diagram include Materials, Methods, Equipment, Environment, and Individuals.
- Another way to consider classes would be in terms of causes at every significant step in the process.
- Draw diagonal lines above and below the flat line (these will be the”fishbones”), and tag with the classes you have selected.
- Generate a list of causes of each category.
- Develop the causes by asking”Why?” Until you have attained a beneficial level of detail–that is, once the cause is certain enough to be able to examine a change and measure its effects.
Developing a Cause and Impact
- Click on Diagram > New in the toolbar.
- You can use the search bar search the diagram.
- Give the diagram a name (such as: Delayed Schedule), then click OK to finish creating the diagram.
- Double click issue on the ideal hand side of this diagram and rename it (such as: Delayed Schedule).
- Double click Category1 to rename the class to Equipment.
- Right click Equipment and select Add Primary Cause from the toolbar to create a new main cause.
- Double click Cause and then rename it to Equipments weren’t provided in time, and then create a secondary trigger by right clicking Equipments were not provided on time and select Add Secondary Cause.
- Repeat measure 5 to 8 over to make additional primary and secondary triggers.
- You may see something similar to this when you complete your diagram.