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Root Cause Analysis

Course ID VRCA2020
Format Live Virtual

Don’t put a bandage on a problem; fix the issue permanently. Root cause is the fundamental, underlying reason for a problem. This course allows you to identify the cause of a problem, solve it, and prevent it from occurring again. This saves your organization time, money, and resources.


This course will enable participants to understand root cause analysis as a procedure for ascertaining and analyzing the causes of problems in an effort to determine what can be done to solve or prevent them. Consisting of lectures, practice, and role-playing, this course is designed to provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of how to analyze a system to identify the root causes of problems.

ASQ courses provide online access to the digital course content for 90 days, beginning five days before the first day of your course. Extensions and/or refunds cannot be issued if the digital course content has been accessed. Latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge are recommended―Internet Explorer is not supported.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 16 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.6
  • Audience: Professional, Practitioner
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance problem solving effectiveness by providing a model for more deeply analyzing problem situations.
  • Clarify the difference between analytical and creative thinking, and when each is most useful.
  • Promote the ability to provide problem-solving support in situations where one is not an expert in the process or technology involved.
  • Expand the range of tools available for analysis of problem situations.

Prerequisites:

None

Who Should Attend:

Quality, safety, risk, and reliability managers, process engineers, technicians, operations supervisors and personnel, process owners, occurrence investigators, analysts, maintenance directors, reliability professionals, and anyone who wants to improve their ability to solve recurring problems should attend this training. Manufacturing markets include core manufacturing markets in machinery and computer equipment, chemical and allied products, fabricated metals, electronics, transportation, and measurement/controlling industries. Service markets that could effectively leverage this course would include consulting/business services, financial services, wholesale/retail, transportation, utilities, and government.
Outline

Session 1:

MODELS AND COMPONENTS OF RCA
  • Correction versus corrective action
  • Separating problem diagnosis versus solution identification and implementation
  • Use of risk assessment within corrective action process
STEP 1 – PROBLEM DEFINITION
  • How to ensure that the right problem is being worked on
  • Tools and filters for priority setting
  • Developing a clear and sufficient problem statement (includes practice)
STEP 2 – UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS
  • How every problem is a process failure
  • How a SIPOC diagram can set boundaries and define interrelationships
  • Using flowcharts to drill down into the right part of the process (includes practice)
BETWEEN SESSION PRACTICE

Session 2:

STEP 3 – IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE CAUSES
  • Five ways to identify possible causes
  • Three options for selecting or eliminating causes
  • Logic trees as a cause and effect diagram on steroids (includes practice):
STEP 4 – DATA COLLECTION
  • Causal search techniques
  • The power of variable versus attribute data
  • Check sheets, graphs, diagrams and tables for data collection
  • Interviews observation for less precise data
STEP 5 – DATA ANALYSIS
  • Tools for numeric data analysis (run charts, histograms, pareto diagram, dot plot)
  • Tools for analyzing multiple factors simultaneously (pivot tables, multi-vari charts, Is/Is-Not table)
  • Logical methods of data analysis (thought experiments, change/difference analysis
BETWEEN SESSION CASE STUDY
Develop a diagnostic plan for a small but critical problem

Session 3:

CASE STUDY REVIEW
  • Review plans and key learning points
HUMAN ERROR AND INCIDENT/ACCIDENT ANALYSIS
  • Causes of and solutions for human error
  • How incident/accident analysis differs
THE REST OF THE PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCESS

STEPS 6 & 7 - Identifying and selecting solutions
  • Six methods for identifying solutions
  • Simple and complex solution selection methods
STEPS 8, 9 & 10 - Implementation, follow-up, and standardization
  • Some models for understanding resistance and planning change
  • Multiple aspects of follow-up
  • Spreading and sustaining results

Session 4

CAPSTONE CASE STUDY

MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES AFFECTING RCA PROJECTS
  • Cognitive biases that affect RCA
  • Impact of organizational culture
  • Structures/roles that can support RCA
Details

Format

This virtual course combines lectures, structured Q&A, and hands-on practice in an interactive learning design and support from an instructor in using specific tools to determine root cause and identify solutions.
System Requirements
Here is what you need to participate in an ASQ web-based, self-paced, or instructor-led virtual WebEx course.

Registration Email

After course registration, you will receive an email with access instructions. If you do not, please check your email junk, spam, or clutter folders. If the email is not there, please contact ASQ. For virtual WebEx courses, you will receive another email 24 hours prior to the start of class containing additional access information.

Technical Requirements (impacts all ASQ-owned eLearning)

Hardware

  • PC, Mac, or mobile device
  • Audio speakers or headset
  • High-speed internet connection

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WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

Join a Test Session

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Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.

Requests for cancellations/transfers/substitutions received at least 30 calendar days before the start of the course can receive a full refund/transfer/substitution. 
There are no refunds within 30 calendar days before the start of the course. 
Requests to transfer or substitute received between 29 and 10 calendar days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
There are no transfers within 9 calendar days before the start of the course.  Substitutes may be accepted if content has not been accessed by original registrant.  Substitutions will incur a $150 processing fee.  
There are no refunds or substitutes if the content has been accessed. 
Enrolled students who fail to attend their registered course without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee. Substitutes will not be accepted after the course has begun. 
You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.
 

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Live Virtual

A web-based, live, classroom-like instructor led experience allowing attendees to interact without traveling. Course includes online access to materials for a limited time and up to three hard copy prints. Some courses include an electronic book – see course description for details.

December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM CST This class is filled to capacity. Check back for future offerings. Show Class Schedule VIR1017 Daniella (Dani) Picciotti CMQ/OE, CQE, CSQP English Early Bird Ends November 21, 2022 List: $999.00     Member: $899.00 Regular List: $1209     Member: $1099

Attendance to all virtual sessions is required to earn a certificate of completion and for the course to be listed as completed on your ASQ transcript.


Schedule 2-days:
Dates: 
December 12 – 13, 2022


Times: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Central Time

 

(Virtual sessions are NOT recorded)

February 13, 2023 - February 14, 2023 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM CST Show Class Schedule VIR1056 Daniella (Dani) Picciotti CMQ/OE, CQE, CSQP English Early Bird Ends January 14, 2023 List: $999.00     Member: $899.00 Regular List: $1209     Member: $1099

Attendance to all virtual sessions is required to earn a certificate of completion and for the course to be listed as completed on your ASQ transcript.


Schedule 2-days:
Dates: February 13–14, 2023


Times: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Central Time

 

(Virtual sessions are NOT recorded)

 

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