Fishbone Diagram Excel Template

Fishbone Diagram Excel Template

Making a diagram in Excel can be confusing, because Excel’s primary purpose is analyzing data, not creating visual documentation. Lucidchart offers a superior diagramming experience and lets you insert your diagram into Excel.

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What are fishbone diagrams?

Fishbone diagrams outline causes that can contribute to a potential effect. Typically, the effect is a problem; causes are listed and categorized to help project managers prevent the issue. This diagram is referred to as a fishbone because it’s shaped like one. The effect, or problem, is the fish’s head, while causes and categories make up the body. The standard categories for causes are Measurements, Materials, People, Machine, Methods, and Environment. However, depending on what your diagram is portraying, you can include other categories. Access a free template for a fishbone diagram below, then modify it with Lucidchart’s intuitive editing technology.

Note: You may also see fishbone diagrams referred to as “cause-and-effect diagrams” or “Ishikawa diagrams.”

ADD TO EXCEL

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To add your fishbone diagram to an Excel document, select File > Download As in Lucidchart. Choose your preferred image format (PNG or JPG) and desired image resolution, and then choose Download.

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Open up your Excel workbook. Go to Insert > Pictures, find the fishbone image you downloaded, and choose Insert.


Fishbone diagram template

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Fishbone Diagram Excel Template

More on fishbone diagrams

If you want to learn more about creating fishbones with Lucidchart, check out our in-depth tutorial. If you’d like another free fishbone template, try our fishbone example page. It’s easy to make these diagrams your own; simply drag and drop elements to rearrange them. Several types of images, including JPGs, PNGs, and SVGs, can be uploaded for even more customization.


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