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Root Cause Analysis Training

Excellent content and highlighted areas of my work requiring serious RCA. I will be implementing all I have learnt and auditing it with material from this course. To be continued in 6 months with results...

Martin Bellerby - RWE Npower PLC

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The natural tendency of many individuals and organisations when presented with a problem is to jump to a solution, any solution. They do not systematically analyse the problem to determine a root cause before considering potential solutions.

Root Cause Analysis

This intensive one day Root Cause Analysis training course is based on the proven Six Sigmaperformance improvement methodology with a strong focus on analysing the root cause of problems and developing appropriate solutions.

The training course will start with the identification, prioritisation and definition of problems. We will then consider how we measure the problem and then use logic, data and process analysis to understand the problem followed by root cause analysis tools. Once we have verified the root cause we will then consider how we identify, evaluate, develop and implement a solution that addresses the root cause of the problem.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this intensive one day practitioner training course delegates will be able to:

  • Use a structured approach to identifying and defining the problem, determining the root cause through analysis and defining an appropriate solution.
  • Use a range of logical, data, process and root cause analysis tools to develop an understanding of the problem and identify a root cause.
  • Understand the importance and approaches to verifying a root cause.
  • Identify, evaluate and develop solutions that address the root cause of the problem.

Course Feedback

Good analysis techniques, good use of diagrams/ charts. Strong emphasis on being specific/ no assumptions. Simple and effective exercises.

Britannia Refined Metals

Useful, relevant topic covering a good variety of tools. Steve used experience-based examples at taught at a good pace interspersed with practicals

Daniel Newstead - RWE npower PLC

Very good content - very varied with lots of different methods shown. The tutor's knowledge was excellent. We covered a lot of practical exercises - some more fun than others!

RWE npower PLC

Excellent course, well delivered - money well spent.

Andrew Ingham - EDF Energy

In our part of the business we tend to have a lot of problems that are tackled by fire fighting and not looking at the root causes. This course has given us the tools to identify the root causes.

Nigel Waterworth - RWE Npower PLC

Useful well paced course providing relevant information that I could apply in the workplace.

Ross Thorpe - RWE Npower PLC

Some very useful stuff in here! Will make me think and apply more logical reasoning in the future.

Steven Clayden - RWE Npower PLC

Interesting course gave a good understanding on how the tools and methods should be applied when carrying out a Root Cause Analysis.

Adrian Budworth - RWE Npower PLC

Root Cause Analysis Training Course Content

Identification process

  • Reactive
  • Proactive


Roles and responsibilities

Problem definition

Objectives and success measures



Costs – impact and resolution

Rich Picture

Measuring the problem

  • Process and definition
  • Sampling and collection Plan

Root cause analysis process

Logical analysis

Data Analysis

  • Process Analysis

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Ishikawa diagrams

Cause and Effect Matrix

Relationship diagram

5 Whys

Root Cause Hypothesis

Root cause verification

  • Scatter diagram

Identify solution

  • Brainstorming Techniques

Evaluate solutions

  • Impact/effort analysis

Developing selected solution

Risk analysis

Pilot testing

Implementation planning

  • Force field analysis

A case study will be used that runs through both days to reinforce the learning.


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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    Root Cause Analysis Training

  2. Duration

    1 Day

  3. Price Starting From

    £654.00 + VAT

Upcoming Dates

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

Ideal for those look to improve business processes within their organisation in order to deliver more effective results.

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