April 15, 2020 | Mark Paradies

Webinars to Improve Your Investigation Skills

Improve Your Investigation Skill

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In the next three weeks, there are three webinars scheduled to help you improve your investigation skills. The three webinars are:

  • Performing an Investigation Using the TapRooT® Software – April 22
  • The New Causal Factor Worksheets – April 29
  • Grading Investigations for Better Root Cause Analysis – May 6

Find out more below…

Performing an Investigation Using the TapRooT® Software Webinar – April 22

Are you ready to optimize your investigations? This webinar is all about TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Software. Join us to practice creating and documenting your investigations with ease.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will receive a certificate of completion. This is a 90-minute webinar guided by Angie Comer.

Topics help attendees put their TapRooT® investigation skills to work, including:

  • Navigating through the 7-Step TapRooT® Investigation using the software.
  • Determining WHAT happened using the SnapCharT®.
  • Understanding WHY using the SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® and Root Cause Tree® Dictionary.
  • Implementing a FIX using the Corrective Action Helper®.
  • Building custom reports.
  • Learning to use the trending tools for a deeper dive into your data.

Attendees will come away knowing how to get the most benefit from their TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Software. Not only will you learn how to do a start-to-finish TapRooT® investigation in the software, but also you will learn how to work smarter and not harder, focusing your efforts on the right things.

This webinar will be guided by Angie Comer, Senior Product Manager and TapRooT® Instructor.

Completion of TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training is required to attend this webinar.

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

The New Causal Factor Worksheets Webinar – April 29

There are four new worksheets to help you be more thorough in identifying Causal Factors while also saving time. How can people already trained to use TapRooT® learn to use these worksheets? By participating in a 90-minute webinar that explains the worksheets and gives you practice using them to identify Causal Factors.

The four worksheets are for different kinds of investigations:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Equipment Failure
  • Patient Safety

This webinar will show you how to use these worksheets to more completely and effectively define Causal Factors in less time.

This webinar will cover:

  • The contents of the four worksheets
  • How to use a worksheet to identify Causal Factors
  • Walk through an example using a worksheet
  • Walk through an example using the worksheet build into the TapRooT® ® Software
  • Provide an example for you to evaluate using a worksheet
  • Compare your results to an answer key

At the end of this webinar, participants will have learned:

  • How to use a Causal Factor Worksheet
  • How the worksheet helps them develop a more complete list of Causal Factors (less Causal Factors overlooked)

Developing better Causal Factors by using the Causal Factor Worksheets. The worksheets make it easier for new TapRooT® Users to find root causes and perform a better investigation. But the Causal Factor Worksheets also help experienced users make sure they have identified all the Causal Factors and thereby have a more complete root cause analysis.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training is required before attending this webinar.

Meet the instructors – Tim Diggs and Alex Paradies…

Tim Diggs is a TapRooT® Strategic Advisor and Instructor and has 24 years of experience in Logistics, Transportation, and Continuous Improvement initiatives. Tim has a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Tennessee.

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.

Register for this by CLICKING HERE.

Grading Investigations for Better Root Cause Analysis – May 6

Would you like a consistent way to evaluate investigations and coach investigators to improve their skills? To provide management with better incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective actions? To measure the improvement of investigations over time? If this sounds interesting, then this course is for you!

System Improvements has developed, tested, and improved a grading system for incident investigations. It is 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) or in an Excel spreadsheet.

This 90-minute webinar, led by Alex Paradies and Mark Paradies, will:

  • Explain how to use the grading sheets/software
  • Review the provided grading criteria
  • Provide an example of the use of the grading system
  • Allow you to try the grading system and ask questions
  • Discuss the use of the grading system by TapRoot® Users and the results they have achieved

Participants will learn to use the grading tools to evaluate and improve investigation. Participants will also consider ways to implement the grading process as part of their incident investigation process and policy.

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

Meet the Instructors, Alex Paradies and Mark Paradies…

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 this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

Have Questions?

Have questions about these webinars? CLICK HERE to drop us a note. Or call 865-539-2139.

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