Insert an idea map

Create an idea map during a brainstorming session to identify and to organize ideas about a central question.

  1. In the desktop app, choose Insert > Idea Map.
  2. Click an idea map template and then click Create.
  3. Click the Central Question shape and type the issue.
  4. Press Tab to see the result.
After you insert an idea map, you can do the following:

Insert a fishbone

Use a fishbone during a brainstorming session to identify and to organize potential causes of an effect. Fishbones are also called cause-and-effect or Ishikawa diagrams.

  1. In the desktop app, choose Insert > Fishbone.
  2. Choose the default Fishbone template, or choose one of the following templates with pre-labeled affinities, if available, and then click Create.
    Template Pre-labeled Affinities

    4S

    Suppliers, Systems, Surroundings, and Skills

    8P

    Procedures, Policies, Place, Product, People, Processes, Price, and Promotion

    Man Machine Materials (also known as 6M)

    Man, Materials, Machine, Methods, Measurements, and Environment

  3. Click the Effect shape and type the issue.
  4. Press Tab to see the result.
After you insert a fishbone template, you can do the following:

Insert a CT tree

Use a CT tree during a brainstorming session to identify and to organize the inputs that are critical to your customer.

  1. In the desktop app, choose Insert > CT Tree.
  2. Click a CT tree template and click Create.
  3. Click the Critical to shape and type the issue.
  4. Press Tab to see the result.
After you insert a CT tree, you can do the following:
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