The fishbone diagram identifies a number of potential reasons for a certain impact or problem. It's a useful tool for organizing a brainstorming session. It instantly categorizes thoughts into categories that are useful. Usually, we use a fishbone diagram when we come up with a problem statement that everyone can agree on (effect). It should be written in the center-right corner of the flipchart or whiteboard. A box which is around it and a horizontal arrow that is running to the whole fishbone diagram. The diagram contains methods, equipment, materials, participator etc. as the major categories of any cause and effect problem.