May 13, 2020 | Mark Paradies

What is the Goal of Your Root Cause Analysis?

Goal!

Is Easy the Goal of Root Cause Analysis?

The discussion below may get you to think about the goal of your root cause analysis. Some people seem to think the easiest technique is the best technique for performing root cause analysis. That thought process resulted in the following conversation…

5-Why User: But 5-Whys only takes five minutes.

Me: What did you learn in those 5 minutes?

5-Why User: Well, I already knew the answer.

Me: Ahhh … That’s the problem. Not your knowledge but what you think you know.

What You Want

What you want is a root cause tool that:

  • takes you beyond your current knowledge.
  • guides you to the fixable causes of human error.
  • expands the causes that you look for and are able to identify.
  • is repeatable.
  • is based on the evidence that you collect.
  • isn’t blame oriented.
  • doesn’t contribute to hindsight bias or confirmation bias.
  • helps you develop corrective actions that stop repeat incidents.

That’s what TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis provides to TapRooT® Users.

Find Out More

Here are some links to find out more about advanced root cause analysis:

Or watch this Worldwide Business interview with Kathy Ireland and Mark Paradies…

Register for a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course

Meet the goal of your root cause analysis by using the TapRooT® System. Register for a course to get started.

Before you register, let me assure you that you won’t be sorry when you attend a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course. How can you be assured of that? Because of the TapRooT® Training Guarantee…

Attend a course, go back to work, and use what you have learned to analyze accidents, incidents, near-misses, equipment failures, operating issues, or quality problems. If you don’t find root causes that you previously would have overlooked and if you and your management don’t agree that the corrective actions that you recommend are much more effective, just return your course materials/software and we will refund the entire course fee.

What course should you register for?

If you want the knowledge to use TapRooT® for major investigations, low-to-medium risk incidents, and analyzing equipment failures … register for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training. See the upcoming courses around the world at THIS LINK.

If you want to troubleshoot equipment failures and use root cause analysis to improve equipment reliability, register for the 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training. See the upcoming courses around the world at THIS LINK.

If you want to learn the essential TapRooT® Techniques to find the root causes of precursor incidents (low-to-medium risk incidents), register for the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Essentials Training. See the upcoming courses around the world at THIS LINK.

Don’t wait to register. Failure to stop repeat incidents can cost lives, quality issues, additional equipment failures, and lost time injuries – none of which you can afford!

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