RCA Resources

Here’s a comprehensive list of verified links to freely-available Root Cause Analysis resources all across the web. (All links updated, verified, or deactivated 2014-Oct-05. Deactivated links will be replaced in the near future.)

Sections



Why Root Cause Analysis is Needed

Human Error: Models and Management
Why Do Root Cause Analysis?
Patterns of Response

Root Cause Analysis Alternatives

Analysis Paralysis – When RCA Isn’t The Way
Solution Engineering: Forget About Causes, Focus on Solutions
Investigating “Causes” and Assigning “Blame”

Free Root Cause Analysis Training

The Objective of Root Cause Analysis – Not What You Might Think
Cause Mapping: Effective Root Cause Analysis
MERS-TM Online Tutorial (appears to be gone for good)

Root Cause Analysis Tools & Methods

Root Cause Analysis for Beginners
ECFA+, 3CA, and MORT from NRI
Investigators Manual from MAIIF
Systems Safety from Jacobs-Sverdrup (appears to be gone for good)
Lean Six Sigma Toolbox from MoreSteam
Performance Improvement – Stages, Steps, and Tools
Root Cause Tools

Root Cause Analysis Templates, Forms & Checklists

Root Cause Toolkit from ABS
Joint Commission Templates
Root Cause Report Templates from Failsafe Network
Root Cause Checklists

Root Cause Failure Analysis

Failure Analysis Introduction
Frequently Asked Questions about Failure (appears to be gone for good)
Component Failure Museum
Open Access NDT Database

Root Cause Analysis Software Downloads

Investigation Catalyst - Starline Software (MacOS only!)
Proact - Reliability Center
RealityCharting - Apollo Root Cause
CauseLink - Sologic (added to list 23-Sep-2014)
Reason - Decision Systems
Root Cause Leader from ABS Consulting (no longer available, but check this for info about a potential replacement)

Example Root Cause Analysis Reports

Bonfire Collapse RCA by PII
Drug Mixup Event RCA by ISMP-Canada
Explosion and Fire RCA by US CSB

Free Root Cause Analysis Help

Root Cause Conference
Root Cause: State-of-the-Practice
The Elsmar Cove

Root Cause Analysis Blogs

New Root Cause Analysis link Ben Linders on RCA
Failsafe Network Blog
The Taproot Blog
The Rootisserie

General Root Cause Analysis Info

New Root Cause Analysis link Root Cause Analysis at 12Manage
Root Cause Live
Root Cause Analysis at ReliabilityWeb
Root Cause Analysis Category at ODP

Topics Related to Root Cause Analysis

Free Management Library
The Quality Portal
Mental Model Musings – Systems
Curious Cat Management Improvement Portal



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Last updated: October 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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