Download this FREE Fishbone Diagram Template to help with your problem solving.
This type of cause and effect diagram is one of the more useful project management tools and techniques.
These project planning tools are also known as Fishbone Charts or Ishikawa Diagrams. They are used for problem solving and brainstorming. They help identify root causes so that appropriate actions can be taken.
This page will provide specific instructions on how to fill out our fish bone diagram template. If you need more general information, check out our Fishbone Diagram page.
To get started, make sure you've downloaded the template. Just click on the image to download.
A few notes about the template...
Step 1: Fill in your problem statement. This is the last cell in the User Entered Data column (yes, all the way at the bottom).
Step 2: Fill in each of the Major Cause Categories.
Step 3: Fill in each Cause for all of the Major Cause Categories.
Step 4: Fill in any Sub-Causes (i.e. Secondary Causes) for each Cause.
Step 5: Print your Fish Bone Diagram!
That's it. A fully formatted fishbone chart in 5 easy steps!
If you haven't done so already, download your own copy of our FREE Fishbone Diagram Template now...