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Lean Tool


The fishbone diagram is a visual representation that explores all potential causes of a problem. This cause and effect tool is a structured brainstorming process that assists a team to get beyond symptoms to address root causes of a problem.

Use When

  • Identifying possible causes for a problem
  • Assisting teams to find the root cause of a problem
  • Categorizing causes of an effect
  • Needing to break down a complex problem


Fishbone Diagram Template Instructions

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