Ishikawa Diagram Example

Ishikawa Diagram Example

An Ishikawa diagram is an established tool for visualizing the root causes of business problems. Try a free, customizable template in Lucidchart today!

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What is an Ishikawa diagram?

A cause and effect diagram is also known as an Ishikawa diagram, after its creator, Kaoru Ishikawa. It is a versatile diagram for mapping out possible contributors to a problem in your business. Sharing an Ishikawa diagram with your team can help with brainstorming, project management, and problem solving.

Make an Ishikawa diagram in Lucidchart

To create an Ishikawa diagram in Lucidchart, click this pre-made template and edit it to suit your purposes. This marketing-oriented chart shows potential causes of low website traffic. The spine and branches of the diagram are made of straight lines—to add more, press L and drag your mouse. To edit the text, double-click it and begin typing. The color scheme is also easily customizable from the Graphics panel.


Ishikawa diagram template

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Ishikawa diagram example

Ishikawa diagrams are useful brainstorming tools, whether you’re in the planning phase of your project or nearing completion. Try Lucidchart for a simple, professional diagramming solution.

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