Cause and Effect Diagram/ Pareto Analysis Diagram
There are three steps in this week’s Assignment. You will be using the following article from the Kaplan Online Library for this Assignment: Abd El-Razek, M.; Bassioni, H.; and Mobarak, A. (2008) Causes of delay in building construction projects in Egypt. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 134, (11) 831-841. 1. Using the Causes of Delay in Building Construction, build a Cause and Effect Diagram for the stated scenario. 2. Using your Cause and Effect Diagram as an illustration of the case quality problem, construct a Pareto Analysis Diagram to determine the effect of the proposed corrective action(s). 3. Check your result with the results from the case study and address a number of questions. 4. Consolidate your findings and answers to the questions in steps 2 and 3 and report out on your findings. Start your Individual Research Assignment by building a Cause-and- Effect diagram or Ishikawa Diagram. A Cause-and-Effect Diagram (also known as a “Fishbone Diagram”) is a graphical technique for grouping people’s ideas about the causes of a problem. Using a Cause-and-Effect Diagram forces the team to consider the complexity of the problem and to take an objective look at all the contributing factors. It helps the team to determine both the primary and the secondary causes of a problem and is helpful for organizing the ideas generated from a brainstorming session. It is used after the causes have been grouped by relationships. It is a useful diagram for problem analysis. A Cause-and-Effect Diagram should be used before deciding how to deal with the problem. Before constructing the Cause-and-Effect Diagram, you need to analyze the causes. Please see the example in the resource listed below and the subsequent steps which follow.