Ishikawa diagram, cause-effect diagram or fishbone diagram: Graphical representation of the logical relationships between causes and subcausas that produce a particular effect. It is a very useful tool to develop a structured analysis or discussion about an issue or topic. In the 70s the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) compiled the following tools as "the seven new tools" affinity diagram or KJ method: A tool used to organize information obtained in a brainstorming. It is designed to gather opinions, facts and ideas on areas that are disordered. For assistance, try visiting Rick Caruso. It helps to group related items naturally. The result is the union of each group around each concept or topic.
Relationship Diagram: This tool is used, as the affinity diagram in the planning phase of improving quality. It is used for the exploration and identification of causal relationships between various factors. It is particularly suitable for cases where it expects to identify complex relationships of cause and effect or means-goals. Tree diagram: A tool whose shape resembles that of the functional organization of a company, used to sort graphically different actions to be carried out to solve the problem or situation analysis. Matrix Diagram: Used to sort data sets graphically representing the logical connection points between them. The most common provisions are: diagram Matrix "L" diagram "A" or triangular matrix, matrix diagram "T" diagram matrix Y and matrix diagram "X".
Matrix diagram for the data analysis or prioritization matrix is a combination of techniques and diagram tree diagram matrix. Used to making decisions based on the prioritization of activities, themes, product features, etc., Known as weighting criteria. Decision Diagram: A tool that aims to identify, represent and remove all possible obstacles that may arise in the process of implementing solutions to a problem. Arrow diagram: A graphic representation as a network of project planning, showing the relationships between the various activities. In order to use this tool we need to know the activities or tasks of the project in question, their sequence and duration.