January 17, 2019 | Mark Paradies

Forbes Touts Importance of Root Cause Analysis in Business Improvement

I read an interesting article in Forbes that mentioned root cause analysis. It highlight the idea that big data wasn’t enough to make intelligent decisions. It implied that root cause analysis was a crucial tool when designing and implementing business improvements.

The author, Sean Byrnes, wrote that data often causes:

…’fire drills’ where teams of people scramble to try
and find the underlying causes of important changes.

We have often observed this, not only in financial performance, but also in quality, equipment reliability, production, and safety.

If you are reading this blog, you know what to do. Apply advanced root cause analysis – TapRooT®.

To start, you can apply TapRooT® reactively to understand the causes of issues after accidents or incidents (quality problems, safety  issues, cost overruns, equipment failures, …). When you get your improvement act together, you can apply TapRooT® proactively to prevent the accidents before they happen.

If you don’t know about TapRooT®, you should attend training. See the upcoming public course schedule here:


If you are a TapRooT® User and want to get better at applying TapRooT® to solve business problems, we suggest that you attend the upcoming 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit (March 13-15 in Houston) and one of the advanced courses held on March 11-12, just before the Summit.

Four of the courses you might want to consider to improve your application of TapRooT® are:

TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques
to Sharpen Investigation Skills


Best Practices in Mistake Proofing & Effective Corrective Actions


Advanced Causal Factor Development


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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn to apply root cause analysis to gain an:

“…enormous advantage against competitors…

as described in the Forbes article.

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