September 12, 2018 | Mark Paradies

Is It Better To Be Fast or Good?

Old west gunfight

Fast or Good. You Can’t Be Both.

Imagine the old West. Two gunslingers are standing 20 yards apart. It’s time to draw.

Would it be better to be fast or good? As Wyatt Earp said:

Fast is fine. Accurate is final.

What does this have to do with root cause analysis?

I had someone ask me the other day:

How long should a simple root cause analysis take?

If you use Spin-A-Cause™, the answer is about 5 seconds.

Spin A Cause

But you have to answer the question …

Do you want FAST or GOOD?

But What If You Could Have BOTH?

That’s what the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training and the book, Using the Essential TapRooT® Techniques to Investigate Low-to-Medium Risk Incidents, are all about. Fast and Good simple investigations.

We selected the minimum number of powerful root cause analysis tools and built a simple process to perform simple investigations fast and accurately.

How long does it take to apply these techniques? Maybe 30 minutes to an hour once you have the information you need to answer the questions. Maybe slightly longer. Maybe longer yet if the incident turns out not to be “simple.”

The biggest variable is collecting the information (evidence). The second biggest variable is the requirements of your investigation system (presentations to management and approval red tape).

So, if you are ready to be fast and good, sign up for one of our public 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Courses today. CLICK HERE for the upcoming public course dates and locations.

Or have a course at your site. Contact us for a quote by clicking HERE or calling 865-539-2139.

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