Root Cause Analysis Methods & Tips
APRIL 22, 2019
Here are some common methods for conducting root cause analysis. Root Cause Analysis Method: The 5 Whys. This is probably the best-known method, popularized by the case study of a monument in Washington D.C. The theory is simple: you keep asking “Why?” One of the shortcomings of this method is that it provides little guidance. If it’s too open-ended for you, consider using one of the other methods. Root Cause Analysis Method: Root Cause Tree.