"Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.”
Root Cause Analysis is a set of methodologies within the field of quality management and quality control. Over the years, with the increasing complexity of systems, processes and manufacturing there has come a need for staff to be able to efficiently analyse problems and find key faults in a given system. Root Cause Analysis or RCA provides a set of tools that facilitate this process.
This course is centred around a set of useful tools within RCA that can help a variety of fault finding applications. The best way to learn these techniques is by example and plenty of examples are provided in the course. Delegates then get to practice these techniques by going through a number of exercises.
The main aim of an RCA analysis is to find root causes for a given problem so it can be addressed. It is ultimately about prevention and focusing on what matters the most. RCA is often iterative and the tools need to be used in succession and conjunction with each other in order to derive accurate and meaningful results.
This course is ideal for delegates interested in problem solving, decision making, impact analysis, fault finding, reliability and process control. The RCA tools help identify symptoms, impact, consequences and effects. It helps identifying areas that their improvement can lead to significant gains.
In this highly practical course participants will learn:
- What is Root Cause Analysis (RCA)?
- What are the steps involved in an RCA process?
- What methodologies are used within RCA?
- What are various types of causes?
- What are best practice guidelines when performing an RCA?
- What are pitfalls of RCA that you need to be aware of?
- What is the 5 Whys technique?
- How can you use it for RCA?
- How can you use a structured approach to make sure you ask the right questions?
- How to use this structured approach to make sure you ask a diverse set of questions about all areas?
Evaluating Impact of Change and Decisions
- How to look forward to evaluate the impact of a change or a new decision on the current state?
- How to use this forward looking approach systematically and correctly to get meaningful results?
Cause and Effect Diagrams
- What is a cause and effect diagram?
- What is a fishbone diagram?
- How can you use this technique to search for root causes?
- What is Pareto principle?
- How can you use the Pareto Principle to prioritise your RCA approach systematically?
- What is impact analysis?
- How can you use a powerful matrix to focus on high-risk areas first?
- What are the 5 steps involved in an impact analysis?
Course Duration: 1 Day
Course Level: Beginners & Intermediate