Episodes

It’s a shame that you do not make the best out of your root cause analysis – MES046

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It's a shameDo you have ever thought about the aftermath for your root cause analysis? What should be done if you have found the real cause of your problem? What do you regularly do after you have made your correction?
By the way – do you know whether your correction really corrects the problem? That it only corrects the problem? And does not introduce a ton of new problems?

In this episode it’s all about what’s coming after the problem’s analysis. Read more

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Find root causes with the Enhanced Cause-Effect approach – MES029

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Enhanced Cause EffectFind root causes with the Enhanced Cause-Effect approach

In the first two sessions about root-cause-analysis I have introduced the 5-Whys and the Ishikawa techniques. Both have their pros and cons.

For a long time I was looking for a better way to provide root cause analysis. More sophisticated than the 5-Whys, but not that compilicated and elaborate as the Ishikawa. And hereby I came across with an enhanced version of the regular Cause-Effect approach.

It’s again a graphical approach which combines simplicity and logic. It’s especially useful for situations in which multiple goals are affected.

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Finding root-causes with Ishikawa – MES014

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Ishikawa diagram

In the first session about root-cause analysis we have introduced the 5-Whys technique. It has its benefits, but also some severe disadvantages. As one of the most obvious ones the limitation on one root-cause can be highlighted.

In this episode the Ishikawa technique will be introduced. The Ishikawa-diagram could be assumed as the big brother of the small 5-Whys. The Ishikawa covers all the limitations of the 5-Whys and provides a great way to also handle multiple root-causes and more complicated effects. But it also has its disadvantages and pitfalls.

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Finding root causes with 5-Whys – MES009

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Root cause? What’s that?

Remember your last sickness. Caught a cold or a flew? Weren’t you only curing the symptoms? Usually nobody cares for the real reasons when getting ill with these small diseases. But there are lots of persons who are able to somehow avoid any disease. What’s the difference? Why were you felt sick?

It’s like weeding your garden. Very often only the symptoms are cured, but no real solution can be achieved. The weed gets back soon. Removing the root would do the job,
but that costs additional effort, back-pain and time.

Within the business context regularly the management requests an immediate, complete, fast and reliable solution of problems. But is that possible without finding the real cause of a problem? Without fixing the real cause of a problem it might pop the same way again as the weed does.

That’s the ideas of root cause analysis. Dive deeper into a problem to find the real underlying cause of the problem. The diving should be that deep to find not only a cause, but the process which is failing or is insufficient

This episode is about the first and basic technique of finding the real root cause of a problem: the 5-Whys technique

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