Struggling to Create Fishbone Diagrams in Excel?
QI Macros can create Ishikawa fishbone diagrams for you in seconds
QI Macros installs on Excel's menu
To create a fishbone diagram:
1. Select fishbone on QI Macros menu
2. Enter your text into the template
3. Click "Create Fishbone"
QI Macros does the rest!
Steps to draw a fishbone diagram in seconds using QI Macros
Input your text into the template
Your fishbone will appear in seconds
QI Macros is a fantastic tool. It allows me to do things that once took 30-60 minutes down to 2-3 minutes. It's also very user-friendly and easy to operate.
- Wade Johnson, Carlson Craft Business Solutions
Larger View of the Fishbone Diagram that QI Macros Creates
NOTE: If you end up with too many bones, you may be doing a "Whalebone" diagram.
This means that the problem wasn't stratified enough using Pareto charts, and it is recommended to re-evaluate and narrow your focus. Once you have done so, use the Outline Medium/Fishbone Medium to perform your Root Cause Analysis.
Updating and Sharing Your Fishbone is Just as Easy!
To revise the Fishbone: go back to the input tab and update your text, then click "Create Fishbone" again.
To copy and share your fishbone to PowerPoint or Word: Click on the "Copy" button, then paste the fishbone diagram as either a picture or drawing object. Pictures are static. Drawing objects can be revised.
To check the logic in your fishbone, click on the Check 5 Whys Logic button.
Watch this video for a more detailed demo of the automated fishbone diagram
Beautiful, we love the program. It's exactly what we were looking for. Thank you.
- Debra Shank, Georgetown Memorial Hospital
If you open the Fishbone Diagram template and select the "Fishbone Small" tab:
You will need to update the diagram manually, as this Fishbone Diagram is NOT automated - only the "Outline Medium" and "Outline Large" Fishbone Diagrams are automated:
Stop Struggling with Fishbone Diagrams!
Start creating your Fishbone Diagrams in just minutes.
- Fishbone Analysis - 5 Whys to Get to the Root Cause
- Customizing QI Macros Fishbone Template
- Love Bug Diagram for Root Cause Analysis
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