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Upcoming TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course in Aberdeen, Scotland – May 22

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Courses

We’re excited to announce our upcoming 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training, Aberdeen, Scotland, May 22 – 26, 2017.

We know you will appreciate our NEW course materials including new books, updated training and cloud-based software.


Learn essential to advanced TapRooT® Techniques
and how to use the TapRooT® Software.


TapRooT® is not just a root cause analysis system but is a complete investigation process that helps investigators collect the information they need to find root causes.

You’ll love our exclusive software to streamline and organize your investigations for powerful results.  Advance your career and make your life easier with full advanced human performance and equipment troubleshooting technology at your fingertips.

If you want to find the real reason an incident happened, take this course.  
If you want better corrective actions, take this course. ~ C. Hockenbury

Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion and a 90-Day Subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service.

CLICK HERE to register today!

Friday Joke: You’re next

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Jokes

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TapRooT® Around the World: Nashville, Tennessee

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Courses

Dan Verlinde, Angie Comer and I enjoyed meeting and working with course attendees in Nashville, Tennessee last week.  They were dedicated professionals and a great group of humans!



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Friday Joke: Oops!

Posted: March 10th, 2017 in Jokes

Credit: Cartoon Impact

What does a bad day look like?

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Accidents


Rattlesnake turns up in toilet bowl in snake-infested U.S. house. Read article on Wingate Wire


Friday Joke

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Jokes


What Does A Bad Day Look Like?

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Accidents


Friday Joke: You Matter

Posted: February 10th, 2017 in Jokes


Learn how to separate the “noise” from the “facts”!

Posted: February 8th, 2017 in Courses

Dave Janney and I were in New Orleans recently for 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training.   What did our course attendees have to say?  Check it out!

“I learned how to separate the ‘noise’ in an investigation from the facts.” ~ T. Choate

“The benefits are truly endless, and there is no one specific aspect I could point out that captures my thoughts.  On the other hand, one benefit that stands out is “consistency” based on the supporting elements of the Root Cause Tree. Too often I find subjectivity based on one’s ability to add to or take away from content of tool kits simply to derive their own outcomes.  TapRooT® invokes a method, a proven method at that, which ensure that consistent method and measures are used in every cause.” ~ J. McCartney

“All of the exercises were a benefit but it was especially helpful to relate the learned skills to a project specific to my organization.” ~ P. Hoewischer

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