August 24, 2022 | Mark Paradies

Advanced Root Cause Analysis: 7 Things to Consider

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Help Us Spread the Word About Advanced Root Cause Analysis

If you aren’t a TapRooT® user, you need to learn about incident investigation, root cause analysis fundamentals, and advanced root cause analysis. See our courses HERE.

But what if you already have taken a 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course or a 3-Day Virtual Root Cause Analysis Course? There are seven more things you should be considering.

Seven Things TapRooT® Users Should Consider

Here are the seven things you should be considering…

  • 5-Day TapRooT® Training
  • Equifactor® Course
  • Evidence Collection
  • Stopping Human Error
  • Spreading Use of TapRooT® Across Your Company
  • Bringing an Improvement Team to the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit
  • Developing Your Roadmap to Success

If you are interested in any of these topics, read the applicable section below for more info!

1. 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

TapRooT® ® Course Participants
TapRooT® ® Course Participants

There is more to learn than the topics in the 2-day/3-day courses. That’s why we have the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course.

The 2-day/3-day course teaches the essential techniques for low to moderate risk incident root cause analysis. But the 5-Day TapRooT® Course teaches the essentials plus the knowledge/skills you need to succeed when performing a major investigation. CLICK HERE for the complete course outline.

And did you know that if you have already completed a 2-Day or 3-Day TapRooT® Course, you can get a $500 DISCOUNT OFF the price of a 5-Day TapRooT® Course? Contact us at 865-539-2139 or to get your coupon code.

2. Equifactor® Course

If you have already attended a 2-Day/3-Day TapRooT® Course and would like to know more about troubleshooting equipment failures, then the 1-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting Course is for you!

What do you learn in this course? The topics include:

  • Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tables
  • Change Analysis
  • Analyzing what happened with a SnapCharT® Diagram
  • FailureModes/Failure Agents

Plus you will practice your new skills by participating in realistic team exercises.

Using Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tools and TapRooT®
Root Cause Analysis to Improve Equipment Reliability

You will get a copy of the book, Using Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tools and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis to Improve Equipment Reliability. And you will get a 90-day free trial of the TapRooT® Software that includes the Equifactor® Troubleshooting Module.

3. Evidence Collection

Barb teaching an Evidence Collection/Interviewing Course
Barb Carr teaching an Evidence Collection/Investigative Interviewing Course

Would you like to learn more about evidence collection and interviewing? We have two options that might interest you…

  1. Take our training. Either a 1-Day or 2-Day Course. See the agenda HERE.
  2. Take our self-guided online TapRooT® Evidence Collection & Investigative Interviewing Techniques course. The seven-module course will take you about three hours. Get more information HERE.

4. Stopping Human Error

There are lots of folks that claim they teach you how to understand how to analyze the causes of human errors and proactively improve human performance. But nobody has done the research and development that Mark Paradies and Alex Paradies of System Improvements have when they developed the 2-Day Stopping Human Error Course. CLICK HERE for more course info.

Watch the video above where Mark and Alex discuss the book, Stopping Human Error.

You can’t afford to miss this course because stopping human error is essential to safety, environmental, maintenance, operational, and quality improvement.

Currently, the next course is October 24-25 in Austin, Texas. CLICK HERE to register.

For more course dates, CLICK HERE.

5. Spreading Use of TapRooT® Across Your Company

Many companies use TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis across their corporation. They use TapRooT® RCA to improve:

  • Safety/Process Safety
  • Quality
  • Equipment/Asset Reliability
  • Operational Excellence
  • Industrial Relation

Is your company using TapRooT® Root Cause analysis at all of their sites and across all departments? Perhaps you need to spread the word to other sites and other departments? Have them attend one of our courses. They can get more information about our training HERE.

And they can read about TapRooT® user Success Stories in various industries and departments HERE.

6. Bringing an Improvement Team to the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit

Can a CEO alone make corporate wide improvement happen? NO! How about the corporate safety manager? NO! What about a maintenance manager or the quality manager? NO! Not even Lean/Six Sigma can make improvement happen all by itself.

Improvement requires a team effort.


That’s why, if you are using TapRooT® RCA to improve performance at your company, you should bring an improvement team to the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Who should participate inthis improvement team? Here are some ideas…

  • A senior management representative
  • the Corporate Safety, Quality, Equiment Reliability, and Operational Excellence Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Site safety, quality, equipment reliability, operational excellence, human performance, and human relations managers.
  • Union representatives

The biggest benefit of bringing a team to the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit is that you won’t be alone going back to work to sell your great ideas and get them implemented. You will have a team to help you make progress happen.

Plus, when you sign up multiple team members at the same time, you will get a significant discount on the Summit and on Pre-Summit Courses…

Summit Discounts

You save $8,000 when you bring 10 people to a Pre-Summit Course and the Summit.

And everyone will be amazed by the learning and ideas they take how from the various Best Practice Tracks and the motivation they achieve from the Keynote Speakers.

Keynote Speakers

The Summit is being held at the Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, near Houston, Texas, on April 24-28, 2023.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your improvement team on the same track. REGISTER HERE.

7. Developing Your Roadmap to Success

Every compamy using TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis should have a Roadmap to Success. What is a Roadmap to Success?

It is one of the tools we use to make sure an improvement program has a successful implementation and is continuously improved. It helps you make and keep your improvement program world-class.

We can help you develop it when you have an Executive Briefing (call 865-539-2139 to get your’s scheduled) or build one at the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Find out more about building a Roadmap to Success here…

Seven Great Ideas for TapRooT® Users!

For TapRooT® users, that’s seven great ideas to achieve advanced root cause analysis. I think you should be considering them all. At a minimum. you should select one or two of the best and get started making your improvement initiative better.

If you would like to talk to us about any or these ideas, contact one of our Implementation Advisors at 865-539-2139 or by texting us HERE.

Implementation Advisors

And for those who haven’t tried TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis yet … Get Started! Pick a Public TapRooT® Course HERE.

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