Category: Summit

User Share Best Practices: Implementing Fees to Improve Apron Safety

January 19th, 2017 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success last year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Watch as Megan Lowry talks about the use of fees to improve safety on the airport apron..

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Users Share Best Practices: Use Opinion Makers to Improve RCA Performance

January 10th, 2017 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success last year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Here is Debra Matson describing how they use opinion makers to improve their RCA performance.

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What will YOU do to make 2017 better than 2016?

January 2nd, 2017 by

2017

Did you make your New Year’s resolutions? Your ideas to improve your performance next year?

In many companies, you are expected to have plans to improve performance. Better production performance, quality, equipment reliability, safety, process safety, and financial performance are all expected parts of the normal year-to-year improvement process. If you are leading any of these improvement efforts, you better have a plan.

What if you could do something to both improve your personal performance and your company’s performance? Would that be interesting?

Plan to attend a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course!

What are you waiting for? TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is proven by leading companies around the world to help them find and fix the root causes of performance problems. And the TapRooT® System can be used proactively to stop problems before major incidents happen. This can lead to improved financial performance in addition to improved safety, quality, equipment reliability, and production performance.

But beyond that, you will be adding an advanced skill to your toolbox that you can use for the rest of your career. Think of it as a magic problem-solving wand that you can use to astound others by the improvement initiatives you will lead. This can lead to promotions and personal financial gain. Sounds like a great personal improvement program.

Now is the time to make your plans for 2017. Get your courses scheduled. Get ready to make your skills better and your company a better place to work.

Users Share Best Practices: Leadership Approval Through Validation of Corrective Actions

December 20th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Listen as George Kooi describes how their
leadership validates Corrective Actions through approval of the Corrective Actions https://vimeo.com/194840836

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Users Share Best Practices: Allow Leadership To Be A Champion For Your Investigation

November 30th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. William McClung describes how they allow leadership to be a champion for their investigation.

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Users Share Best Practices: Practice on the Previous Investigations

November 23rd, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Here Rajesh Malik talks about how his company encourages students to go back and apply what they learned in the TapRooT® course to their previous investigations.

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Users Share Best Practices: Creating A Review Cell For The Incident

November 16th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Here Michael Miraglia details how his company creates what they call a “review cell” to investigate an incident.

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Users Share Best Practices: Understanding and Applying TapRooT®

October 24th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Brent Cothran describes how his company trains all new employees on the TapRooT® process.

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Users Share Best Practices: Adding a Day Two Refresher

October 21st, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Watch Randy Karasti describe how adding a refresher at the beginning of the second day of training has helped their organization.

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Users Share Best Practices: Running a Four Day Course

October 20th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Larry Perkinson shares how his company teaches a four day TapRooT® course that includes a day dedicated to exams. What a great idea!

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Users Share Best Practices: Defining Your Focus

October 18th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Here Steven Sandlin discusses his best practice of defining the focus. What is the minimum threshold that drives an investigation?

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Users Share Best Practices: Including Positives in Your Report

October 10th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Watch Matt Deluhery discuss his best practice of including positives found during an investigation. These include noting safeguards that worked as well as individuals that stepped up during the recovery process.

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Users Share Best Practices: Adding a Union Rep to an Investigation

September 28th, 2016 by

Our 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit was a great success this year! Our attendees helped one another by sharing some of their best practices. Here is Don Marsh discussing his best practice of adding a union rep to each investigation.

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Global TapRooT® Summit User Share Best Practice Session

August 5th, 2016 by

Have you ever wondered what the Global TapRooT® Summit User Share Best Practice session is like?  Here’s some highlights of this year’s session:

TapRooT® Summit Best Practice Session from TapRooT® on Vimeo.

Start of Day 2 at the TapRooT® Summit

August 4th, 2016 by

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Wow! Just attended a great talk by Kurt Mix about the Justice Departments out-of-control prosecution after the Deepwater Horizon accident. You would be outraged if you had been here. 

Welcome to the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit

August 3rd, 2016 by

Join us this week as we share moments from the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit!  Here Benna and Michelle welcome you and share Pre-Summit highlights.

Summit Welcome by Benna and Michelle along with Pre-Summit Highlights from TapRooT® on Vimeo.

2016 TapRooT® Summit Best Practice Presentations for All Sessions

August 3rd, 2016 by

Here are the presentations and handouts for the 2016 TapRooT® Summit:

If you can’t find the presentation you’re looking for or you have questions, please e-mail Barb or Gabby.

Best Practice Session 1
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10:30 a.m. – noon

TapRooT® Users Share Best Practices (Linda Unger, Benna Dortch and Michelle Wishoun)

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Who Really Own the Quality Defect? (Chris Vallee & Kevin McManus)

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The TapRooT® Software Sandbox (Dan Verlinde & Angie Comer)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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Learning From the Best Maintenance Program in U.S.A. (Gary Gardner)

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7 Deadly Sins of Human Performance (Mark Paradies)

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Best Practice Session 2
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Weatherford’s Global Journey to HSE & Quality Improvement with TapRooT® (David Smith & Shawn Holden)

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Grade Your Investigations (Mark Paradies & Jack Frost)

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Bhopal Disaster (A Definitive TapRooT® Analysis) (Ken Bloch)

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Using the Optional Techniques in the TapRooT® Software (Dan Verlinde)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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What is Equifactor®? (Ken Reed)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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TapRooT® Changes in the Medical Community (Ed Skompski)

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Best Practice Session 3
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Proactive Use of TapRooT® (Dave Janney)

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What’s New in the TapRooT® Software? (Dan Verlinde)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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Human Error Causes of Quality Problems (Chris Vallee & Tommy Garnett)

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How to Do a New Implementation of TapRooT® (Ed Skompski)

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What is RAM Modeling? (Mark Olson)

*This presentation will not be available due to confidentiality reasons.

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A Life of Illusion: Getting to What is Real (Carl Dixon)

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Best Practice Session 4
Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Certified TapRooT® Instructor Recertification Workshop (Linda Unger, Michelle Wishoun, Ken Reed)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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TapRooT® Software Advisory Board- Future APIs (Dan Verlinde, Angie Comer, Leah Cartwright)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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The Business End of Equipment Reliability, Part I (Heinz Bloch)

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Interviewing Behaviors & Body Language (Barb Phillips)

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Character Driven Success (Dr. Beverly Chiodo)

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Improve Accountability, Execution & Performance (David Doyle)

*This presentation will not be available due to confidentiality reasons.

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Best Practice Session 5
Thursday, August 4, 2016
12:45 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Deep-Dive Into Procedures & Management System (Ralph Brickey)

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The Right & Wrong Way to Analyze an Audit Compliance Finding (Alethea Arnold & Nancy Hitchens)

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Praising the 49 Character Traits (Dr. Beverly Chiodo)

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Risking Assessing the Perfect Murder (Alan Smith)

*This presentation will not be available due to confidentiality reasons.

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Contract Instructor Software Training (Ken Reed & Dan Verlinde)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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Best Practice Session 6
Thursday, August 4, 2016
1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

CHAP (Joel Haight)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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The Business End of Equipment Reliability, Part II (Heinz Bloch)

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Writing TapRooT® Driven Preventative & Corrective Actions Workshop (David Davis & Troy Bonar)

*This presentation will not be available due to confidentiality reasons.

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Building Reports & Templates Using the TapRooT® Software (Dan Verlinde)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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Arc Flash Loss Prevention (Scott King & Terry Butler)

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Best Practice Session 7
Thursday, August 4, 2016
2:55 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

TapRooT® Advisory Board (Mark Paradies, Linda Unger, Dan Verlinde & Ken Reed)

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12 Steps for Conducting a Professional Interview  | Excellent video on Cognitive Interviewing  (Barb Phillips)

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Anatomy of a Medical Investigation (Ed Skompski & Michele Lindsay)

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What’s Holding You Back- Common Barriers to Process Excellence (Kevin McManus)

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TapRooT® in “What If Analysis” (Joel Solomon)

*There will not be a presentation available for this track.

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Fast Investigations for Simple Incidents (Mark Paradies)

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Best Practice Session 8
Friday, August 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Planning Your Improvements (System Improvements Team)

 

If you can’t find the presentation you’re looking for or you have questions, please e-mail Barb or Gabby.

Pictures from the Summit – The Courses #taprootsummit

August 1st, 2016 by

Here are pictures from the 11 pre-Summit Courses ….

TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Course

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Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis

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Advanced Causal Factor Development Course

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Advanced Trending Techniques

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TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues

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Risk Assessment and Management Best Practices

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TapRooT® Quality Process Improvement Facilitator Course

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Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® VI Software

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TapRooT® for Audits

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Effective Interviewing & Evidence Collection Techniques

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Understanding and Stopping Human Error

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Spreadsheet for Grade Your Investigation Session

July 28th, 2016 by

Download this Excel® Spreadsheet to your laptop or other device to participate in the exercise in the “Grade Your Investigation” Best Practice Session at the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit:

RateRootCauseAnalysisSummit2016.xlsx

Technically Speaking – TapRooT® Support at the 2016 Summit

July 21st, 2016 by

Hello TapRooT® users! It’s the TapRooT® Tech Guy here letting you know that we will have several members of our team available during both the Pre-Summit and the Summit which is August 1st – 5th, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. We will be located right outside the Navarro Ballroom on the Ballroom Level.

Navarro Location

Come over to our desk and say hello. We will be glad to answer your TapRooT® software questions. If you haven’t yet registered for the 2016 TapRooT® Global Summit, you can register here. We look forward to meeting you!

Technically Speaking is a weekly series that highlights our TapRooT® VI software and occasionally includes a little Help Desk humor.

Remember, just because it’s technical, doesn’t mean it has to be complicated!

Ed Skompski invites you to the Medical Track at the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit

July 11th, 2016 by

The Global TapRooT® Summit offers multiple focused learning tracks. This video introduces the Medical track for healthcare professionals. Come to the Summit and maximize improvement at your company!

REGISTER for the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Interested in the Investigation Track? Learn about it here!

Interested in the Asset Optimization Track? Learn about it here!

Interested in the Safety Track? Learn about it here!

Interested in the Quality Track?  Learn about it here!

Have Fun & Learn – Attend the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit!

July 7th, 2016 by

That’s why we make the Summit FUN!

Don’t miss it! August 1-5, 2016.

More info here:

http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit

Register here:

http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit/register-for-summit

Have you booked your Summit hotel yet?

July 6th, 2016 by

Did you know… TapRooT® has a block of rooms at the Westin Riverwalk hotel in San Antonio for attendees to get a discounted rate? Not only is the Westin hotel ideally located on the historic and beautiful Riverwalk, it is also the venue for the 2016 Summit. With these perks plus a discount, why would you not book your room today?

The deadline for booking your room with the TapRooT® room block is July 15. Hurry now before they all fill up!

Click here for all the information you need to book and prepare for your trip to San Antonio.

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There is also still time to register for the TapRooT® Summit. Follow the links below to find all the reasons why you need to be in San Antonio for the 2016 Summit.

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