May 20, 2013 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Just Say Root Cause Analysis Malpractice

The next time someone says they used 5-Whys to investigate an accident, just thing …

5-Whys = Root Cause Analysis Malpractice

Because 5-Whys is almost always root cause analysis malpractice. If you don’t believe it, assign someone who is good at 5-Whys to analyze a problem and someone who is good at using TapRooT® to analyze the same problem. Look at the results and you will see what I’m talking about.

That’s the lesson learned for today.

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