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Ishikawa Diagrams and MindMaps

Cause and effect diagrams were pioneered by Kaoru Ishikawa as a systematic method to think through all the possible causes leading to an effect (usually undesired). Ishikawa diagrams are typically drawn as a ‘fishbone’ where causes (depicted as the ‘bones’) are represented hierarchly. This arrangement promotes considering causes that may not be¬†obvious or might be dismissed prematurely. This has been described as the Completeness Method. They can be really helpful when tackling issues that you not have faced before. Continue reading Ishikawa Diagrams and MindMaps