Science & Education
A Cause & Effect Diagram (sometimes referred to as a Fishbone Diagram) is used to categorize and organize ideas about contributing factors and their relationships within a process.
Use a Cause & Effect Diagram to:
See an example here.
Continue to analyze the situation until the causes of the problem are specific enough that a potential change can be identified. Then seek consensus on the likely few causes that if ‘fixed’ would improve the process.