January 2, 2019 | Mark Paradies

Fast Root Cause Analysis – What is the Minimum Requirement?

Everybody knows the fastest ways to find root causes. It’s Spin-A-Cause™!!!

However, you may not be happy with the performance improvement you get using the system.

Yes, you may save time initially when you do your investigation, but after you re-investigate the incident when it happens over and over again, you may spend much more time, lose much more money, and fail to prevent a lot of suffering.

You may think your quick and easy root cause analysis is good enough for “simple incidents.” But if they keep repeating, you might as well be using Spin-A-Cause™.

So what is the minimum amount of investigative effort that you need to apply and the tools you need to use to get a fast investigation with effective results?

The answer is provided in the book:

Using the Essential TapRooT® Techniques to Investigate
Low-to-Medium Risk Incidents


Here is the process outlined in the book…


TapRooT® Process

The first thing you need to understand is WHAT HAPPENED?

If you don’t really understand what happened, you will never correct the problems that caused the incident.

Once you understand what happened, you can decide if any more investigation is needed or if you should STOP and just record what you know.

Stopping the investigation when you figure out that it isn’t worth investigating is a REAL timesaver. You save by not wasting your time investigating AND not wasting your time implementing worthless corrective actions.

But if the incident IS worth investigating, then you need to apply the remaining steps in the process to develop effective corrective actions. This includes identifying Causal Factors, root causes, and corrective actions.

TapRooT® helps you save time with these steps as well by providing guidance in the Root Cause Tree® Diagram and the Root Cause Tree® Dictionary, as well as, help developing effective corrective actions by using the Corrective Action Helper® Guide.

And you can make all of this more efficient by using the TapRooT® Version VI Software.

Where can you learn the fastest, most effective way to investigate simple (low-to-moderate risk) incidents? The 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training!

Here are some courses coming up in the next few months:

And here is the complete upcoming 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course schedule:


Don’t wait! Courses fill up fast. Register today to save your spot at the most convenient location you choose.

Courses & Training, Root Cause Analysis, Root Cause Analysis Tips
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