Tag Archives: cause-effect

All faults are decision faults

Continuous process improvement methods use problem analysis (root cause analysis) to identify and confirm the cause-effect relationships that lead to defects.  You cannot take effective corrective action until you understand the root cause of a process defect. Your current process or situation … Continue reading

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When should I use problem analysis?

Even though problem analysis involves a completely distinct thinking process than decision-making, I often have to clarify this distinction before I can move folks to get on with the decisions that will create their future.  See my April 17 blog … Continue reading

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Decisions reduce complexity

My grandson Luke (4) is actively working out the cause-effect relationships that govern his world.  He recently told his mom, “I need to drink more water, I’m constitrated“.  Beyond the humorous combination of constipated + concentrated, he had discerned that his … Continue reading

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