Automated Fishbone Diagram Template in Excel

Create Ishikawa fishbone diagrams in seconds with QI Macros add-in

QI Macros installs on Excel's menu

To create a fishbone diagram:

1. Select fishbone on QI Macros menu
2. Enter your text into the template
3. Click "Create Fishbone"

QI Macros does the rest!

Steps to create a fishbone in seconds

Input your text into the template

5 whys template

Click Create Fishbone

create fishbone diagram button

Your fishbone will appear in seconds

fishbone diagram excel template


QI Macros is a fantastic tool. It allows me to do things that once took 30-60 minutes down to 2-3 minutes. It's also very user-friendly and easy to operate.

- Wade Johnson, Carlson Craft Business Solutions

Larger View of the Fishbone Diagram that QI Macros Creates

fishbone diagram in Excel

Updating and Sharing Your Fishbone is Just as Easy!

To revise the Fishbone: go back to the input tab and update your text, then click "Create Fishbone" again.

To copy and share your fishbone to PowerPoint or Word: Click on the "Copy" button, then paste the fishbone diagram as either a picture or drawing object. Pictures are static. Drawing objects can be revised.

To check the logic in your fishbone, click on the Check 5 Whys Logic button.

check logic

Watch this video for a more detailed demo of the automated fishbone diagram


Beautiful, we love the program. It's exactly what we were looking for. Thank you.

- Debra Shank, Georgetown Memorial Hospital

Small Fishbone Diagram

If you open the Fishbone Diagram template and select the "Fishbone Small" tab:

Image of Small Fishbone Template Tab

You will need to update the diagram manually, as this Fishbone Diagram is NOT automated - only the "Outline Medium" and "Outline Large" Fishbone Diagrams are automated:

Image of Small Fishbone Diagram

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