April 23, 2020 | Barb Carr

NEW Webinars Bring Consistency to Improve Your Investigations!

We’re excited to announce two NEW webinars to improve your investigations. If you use TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Software, don’t sign up for just one when you can sign up for both! Why do you need both? Let’s take a look.

(Note: You are not required to be a TapRooT® software user to attend “Grading Investigations for Better Root Cause Analysis.” Both 90-minute webinars are guided by a LIVE instructor using GoToMeeting.)

Grading Investigations for Better Root Cause Analysis

May 6, 2020, 2:00 pm EST Register>

Consistency leads to better incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective actions. So, how do you get the information you need to become more consistent and improve your investigations?

We developed, tested, and improved a grading system for incident investigations based on the TapRooT® 7-Step Process and the science of evaluation and feedback.

The system can be used directly in the TapRooT® VI Software (version 6.8 and beyond) but if you don’t use the software, you can grade your investigations using an Excel spreadsheet.

Topics include:

  • How to use the grading sheets/software.
  • How to review the provided grading criteria.
  • Review example of how the grading system is used.
  • Practice using the grading system (and time for Q&A).
  • TapRooT® Users share using the grading system, and the results they have achieved

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training is recommended but not required to attend this webinar.

Meet the Instructors

Alex Paradies is a TapRooT® Strategic Advisor and Instructor and has seven years of manufacturing management and lean implementation leadership and was an internal ISO 9001 Auditor. He has a BS in Material Science and Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Mark Paradies

Mark Paradies is President of System Improvements and co-developer of the TapRooT® System. He has 40 years of experience in high-reliability organizations, process safety, incident investigation, process improvement, and root cause analysis. His career started as a leader in Admiral Rickover’s Nuclear Navy (where he earned Engineer Qualification). He also worked for Du Pont in the areas of human factors, process safety, and performance improvement management before he started System Improvements in 1988. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Nuclear Engineering (with an emphasis on human factors), both from the University of Illinois.

Register for Grading Investigations for Better Root Cause Analysis, (90 minutes), May 6, 2020, 2 pm EST.

Building Custom Reports in the TapRooT® Software

May 13, 2020 2:00 pm EST Register>

Here is another way to make your investigations more consistent – custom reports!

An investigation report provides valuable data that can be used to implement proactive improvements at your facility. Not only that, the final report is a representation of the quality of your incident investigation.

Topics include:

  • Creation of Custom Tabs
  • Adding Custom Fields to Tabs
  • Configuration of Custom Report Templates (and best practices)
  • Sharing Custom Reports

Learn how to build better reports in the TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Software to provide consistency on the information reported and improve your investigations.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training is recommended but not required to attend this webinar.

Meet the Instructors

Dan Verlinde

Dan Verlinde joined TapRooT® in 2006. Prior to that, Dan was a business systems analyst for an international third-party certification company where he oversaw the implementation, development, and support of business software used for performing audits to international standards. Along with his education at the University of Michigan, Dan has had formal training in SQL, Crystal, Software Administration, Human Factors, and Lean principles.

Angie Comer, Senior Product Manager, joined TapRooT® in 2015. She heads up the design and implementation of the TapRooT® VI software, mobile app, webstore and CRM projects. Angie is a CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), and completed Human Factors Engineering training at the University of Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. Her previous professional experience includes Inventory Management for a fortune 500 company.

Register for Building Custom Reports in the TapRooT® Software, (90 minutes) May 13 2020, 2:00 pm.

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