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Top 5 Reasons for Failed Root Cause Analysis

Root cause analysis is one of the best ways to solve difficult or significant problems, but sometimes, root cause analysis efforts fail because the corrective actions weren't effective. If the original problem happens again, or the needed improvements haven't materialized, or a new problem arises because of the corrective actions, you need to figure out what happened and why so you can fix whatever went wrong. Here is a list of the issues you should be considering -- the top 5 reasons for failed root cause analysis.

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The 5D Method for Avoiding Corrective Action

You've just suffered through the indignity of being on the wrong end of a root cause analysis... and now somebody has the nerve to come back and tell you how to do your own job?! Unfortunately, you can't just say "NO" and tell them to pack sand, but you still have some tools at your disposal. Maybe a little 5D dance can make it all go away?
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