Fishbone Diagram Training PPT

This Fishbone Diagram Training PPT provides you with a starting point for doing your own training.

It is not copyright protected – feel free to make it your own.

The following topics are covered in the training file –

Purpose & structure

The three major elements of a fishbone diagram:  problem statement, cause groupings, and potential causes.

Creating a fishbone diagram – 8 simple steps

Covers an effective approach for creating a fishbone diagram in a team setting.


Fishbone diagrams do have limitations since they only cover potential causes.  Narrowing a long list of potential causes to a short list of primary causes requires other tools outside of a fishbone diagram.


Fishbone diagram examples are provided for added learning.