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Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa)


Also referred to as an Ishikawa diagram or cause and effect diagram, a fishbone diagram assists teams in identifying the possible causes of a specific event. This tool from Six Sigma, when used in conjunction with the 5 Whys template, facilitates the determination of the root causes. One of the advantages of using a fishbone diagram is its visual structure, which simplifies the process of gathering and viewing data, as well as understanding the connections among various components.

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RCA A3 Template


A3, a problem-solving methodology, originated from Toyota's Lean Manufacturing. It includes an A3 report that encapsulates all project details on one page using a visual, simple-to-understand format. This A3 format comprises segments for documenting background details, current status, root cause analysis, goal states, execution strategy, and subsequent monitoring.

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RCA A3 Template

Project Charter Template

The purpose of this Six Sigma Excel template is to assist you in drafting a project charter, acting as a contract between leadership and your team. The project charter outlines all critical aspects of a project, including team duties and accountabilities, budget details, objectives, and limitations. By developing an exhaustive project charter, you're able to clarify your project's parameters and anticipated results, as well as offer a strategic overview to guide your efforts. Kindly note that this text is written in English.


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Project Charter Template

Implementation Plan Template

Drawing upon past research and planning is critical in formulating an effective action plan. When you have determined the necessary steps, this implementation plan template serves to help you arrange them based on importance, allocate responsibilities, monitor progress, and modify the plan as required. This tool, essential to Six Sigma, facilitates taking tangible steps toward reaching quantifiable goals. Please note that this explanation is provided in the English language.


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Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa)
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