Fishbone Models

What is a Fish Bone Diagram?

Fishbone diagrams are also popularly known as Ishikawa diagram and cause-and-effect diagram. It is one of the seven quality tools that are used in industries across the globe. It helps in identifying all possible causes of problems, which lays the foundation for a brainstorming session. There are two situations where these diagrams can be used, and these include; when one has to identify the possible causes of a problem and when there is a need to look upon multiple aspects of an idea and requires the input of the entire team. Product design and finding quality defects are where these diagrams are popularly used.

6 Ribs 2 Levels

Herringbone map with 6 ribs with 2 levels on each rib.

6 Ribs 3 Levels

CVery helpful for tiering out thoughts and look at a comparison.

6 Ribs 4 Levels

Great to help you unpeel the consistencies across topics or concepts.

8 Ribs 2 levels

When you break things apart into four sectors we get it done.

8 Ribs 3 Levels

These are for big concepts.

8 Ribs 4 Levels

A super tool for year-end review.

1 Level 4 Ribs Colored Fish Bone

These are for very general concepts.

2 Levels

Each topic gets two inputs for them.

3 Level 4 Ribs

This is the standard version that people often cite.

4 Level 4 Ribs

For some reason, this is our most popular downloaded version of this model.

5 Level 4 ribs

Colored herringbone map with 5 levels on 4 ribs.

2 Level Fish Bone Model

Basic 2 level herringbone map.

3 Level Fish Bone Model

A standard setup that works great for most students.

4 Level

Works on four thoughts per event.

5 Level Model

Not a ton of space to write with, but it works.

Vertical Fishbone Map

Vertical herringbone map on causes.