Cause and Effect Canvas

Identify the actual causes of problems and the critical factors to achieve your goals with the Cause and Effect Canvas. The Cause and Effect Canvas also allows you to easily and quickly categorize the causes of errors or success drivers. 

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What is the Cause and Effect Canvas?

The Cause and Effect Canvas is a visual analysis tool for identifying the causes of problems in a team or determining the factors for a desired result, visualizing their dependencies, and grouping the causes or factors into categories. Thus, the canvas supports teams in problem-solving and goal achievement by focusing on the critical causes of problems or relevant success factors. 

The canvas is based on the Cause-Effect Diagram by Kaoru Ishikawa and is therefore also known as the Ishikawa Diagram. Due to its visual structure, another common name is Fishbone Diagram. 

The Cause and Effect Canvas is available for free under a Creative Commons License: You may use and modify the canvas as long as you specifically mention Datentreiber as the source. 

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Where can I find more information?

You can find additional documents here: 

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You may:
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Edit — remix, change, and build upon the canvas
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