April 18, 2007 |

What is the Root Cause of Mark’s Summit Problem?


The Summit starts next Wednesday. I’m really excited about the great sessions, the people who I’ll meet, and being in San Antonio during Fiesta week. But I have a problem…

There are too many great sessions to attend.

I can’t get to them all.

There are 8 breakouts, each with multiple session to select from. For example, in Breakout 1 on Wednesday, I am presenting, “What’s New and Improved in TapRooT®“. But I would also like to attend:

Good to Great Corrective Action Programs


How Minor Mechanical Failures Lead to Major Accidents

In Breakout 2, I’m one of three presenters and a moderator in the “Panel Discussion: Comparison of Root Cause Analysis Techniques“. Burt there are three other sessions that I would like to attend.

Breakout 3: I don’t have to present but there are two sessions I really want to attend.

Breakout 4: Two sessions I really want to attend.

Breakout 5: Three sessions I really want to attend.

Breakout 6: Three sessions I really want to attend.

Breakout 7: Five sessions I really want to attend.

Breakout 8: I’m presenting “Lean Root Cause Analysis” but there is another session I really want to attend.

I really need one of those Harry Potter movie spells so that I can be in two places at one time.

The only solution I can think of for next year is to not schedule so many excellent sessions – but that seems like the wrong idea.

So, I will have to pick the best of the best – just like everyone else attending – and be happy with the sessions that I can attend.

If you would like to look at the schedule and see the topics being covered, go to:


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And if you get so excited about the topics that are scheduled in the 10 breakout tracks that you decide to attend, then register today and get your travel set, because the Summit is next week and you don’t have much time to think about which sessions are the best for you to attend.


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