Provides a tool for structured brainstorming, which is often more effective than free-form discussion. Fishbone diagrams are also called cause-and-effect (C&E) diagrams or Ishikawa diagrams.
|When to Use||Purpose|
|Pre-project||Assist in project identification by linking potential causes to defects.|
|Start of project||Assist in problem identification.|
|Mid-project||Identify potential process inputs to investigate in the project to determine which inputs have a significant influence on the process output.|
No data requirements exist because you only use this tool to collect and organize data.