# Category: Cause and Effect Analysis Templates

• ## 5 Whys Template

5 Whys is a widely recognized technique for resolving work-related problems in a straightforward manner. It is so simple that can be completed without relying on complex statistical analyses. It is often used by Six Sigma practitioners mainly in the Analysis phase of the DMAIC methodology. Additionally, Lean practitioners employ this technique to identify and eliminate…

• ## Fishbone Diagram Template

A fishbone diagram is an effective tool to help presenting cause-and-effect in an easy and understandable format. It is also referred to as cause-and-effect diagram and Ishikawa diagram. This fishbone diagram template will help you add the potential causes for a specific effect or problem. You can then plan and implement actions to address the…

• ## Box Plot Template

A box plot is a graph that shows the frequency of numeric data values for a given variable. It indicates where most of the data is grouped and how much variation there is in the process. It is most useful when comparing between several data sets. This template allows you to enter up to 70 individual…

• ## Histogram Template

A histogram is a bar chart that represents the frequency distribution of data on a given variable. It indicates where most of the data is grouped and how much variation there is in the process. This template allows you to enter up to 100 individual data points, and the histogram will be displayed automatically to…

• ## Scatter Diagram Template

A scatter diagram is a graph that helps you visualize the relationship between two variables. It is used to check if changes in one variable are associated with changes in the other variable. For example, a scatter diagram can be plotted to check if there is a relationship between the number of months a person…

• ## SIPOC Map Template

A SIPOC Map is tool that provides a high-level view of the important elements of a business process. It is widely used in process design and improvement initiatives (such as Six Sigma) to defines the scope of process improvement projects. SIPOC is an acronym that stands for Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs and Customers.

• ## Pareto Chart Template

The purpose of the Pareto Chart is to address the most important among a set of factors, the highest occurring type of defect, the most frequent reasons for customer complaints, and so on. It combines an ordered bar chart and a line chart. The items on the left side of the chart are called the…

• ## Cause and Effect Matrix Template

The Cause and Effect Matrix is used to understand the relationship between causes and effects. Whenever an output variable drifts out of specification, that is an effect. When an effect goes out of specification, you need to rank the potential causes in terms of importance, and the causes with the highest overall score should be…