Vital Keys to Leading a Fast, Flexible, and Agile Organization

The Practical Leader

Not only are these cause-and-effect relationships unrecognized, but the team may be rewarded because, at the micro-level, their improvement project produced “results.” Proactive Root Cause Analysis and Search for Systemic Changes/Strengths.

Identifying the Solution 1st, Makes Things Easier

Mike Cardus

But don’t we need to know the specific root cause(s) in order to solve the real problem? Not necessarily, knowing the root cause(s) increases your knowledge of the root cause, that does little to define the solution you need. Instead of creating failure charts, root cause analysis, and using a system of trial and error the simplest way is to start at the cheese and follow the path back to the mouse.


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5 Concepts That Will Help Your Team Be More Data-Driven

Harvard Business

Poor data is the norm — fouling operations, adding cost, and breeding mistrust in analytics. FAM can also point out which data attributes have the biggest error rates, suggesting where improvements can be made, using root cause analysis, described next. The third skill is conducting a root cause analysis (RCA) and its pre-requisite, understanding the distinction between correlation and causation. Koron/Getty Images.

How Companies Are Using Machine Learning to Get Faster and More Efficient

Harvard Business

Root cause analysis. Sight Machine’s software uses machine learning to interpret the patterns of these alerts, helping engineers to quickly pinpoint the few alerts that represent the root cause of the problem, separating them from the ripple effect alerts. Business processes Technology Operations Digital ArticleMachine-reengineering is a way to automate business processes using machine learning.

“Nailed it.” A lesson in overcoming project complexity

Deming Institute

The project had been operational for a few months when I joined so the foundation had already been poured. At one point, I suggested that we revisit our project governance – the operational guide, how it was implemented, and whether the team followed it – but this was a mature team and the general consensus was that everyone knew what to do. In the next session, we did some root cause analysis and looked for low-hanging fruit – the solutions you can test fairly quickly.


Applying a Model for Small Business Continual Improvement

Deming Institute

Applying SMED, the theoretical sessions would act as the external activities that operators have to perform before a changeover, and actually implementing them in a running business would be the internal ones. SWOT analysis. Root cause analysis. Cause and effect diagram. Guest post by Luciana Paulise, see part 1 of these thoughts: Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. How to apply the model.

Data Can Do for Change Management What It Did for Marketing

Harvard Business

Housing market price changes can be more accurately predicted from analysis of Google searches than by a team of expert real estate forecasters. When a change practitioner talks about data, typically that is qualitative information, generated by a root cause analysis workshop or similar. These intangible factors like culture, leadership, and motivation do not yield easily to empirical analysis. The issue is that they operate as artisans, not scientists.