Fishbone diagrams break a problem into categories of causes. People tend to work better when they can break their thoughts down into smaller compartments.
On the shop floor, people often use the 6 M’s as a way to categorize the causes of the problems they are trying to solve.
The 9-Square is a prioritization basic tool for choosing the best project to work on. Simply create a grid with easy, medium, and hard on one axis, and low impact, medium impact, and high impact on the other.
Place your projects on the grid, and the most valuable projects to work on will jump out...