Simplifying Cause Analysis: A Structured Approach

  • 2h 38m
  • Chester D. Rowe
  • Rothstein Associates
  • 2018

The book is intended for professionals like you. You have some familiarity with cause analysis projects, but you’re looking for a simple and efficient cause investigation methodology – a more effective and insightful way of asking “why?”

Follows the Cause Road Map. The author provides a comprehensive taxonomy for every cause investigation. Supporting his instructions with diagrams, charts, and real-world examples from companies like yours, he takes you step-by-step through planning, completing, and documenting your investigation:

  • Chapter 1 helps you determine the level of effort that your investigation will require, assess the level of effort needed, and determine the rigor needed. Your investigation needs to be as risk-informed as possible
  • Chapters 2 through 5 offer a new and innovative structure – rigorous yet intuitively easy to remember – to identify the underlying causes for the event (Cause Road Maps) and conduct the investigation.
  • Chapter 6 introduces conceptual human performance models that will allow you to begin focusing on the human behaviors involved.
  • Chapters 7 and 8 present you with methods, tools, and techniques for carefully interviewing personnel.
  • Chapters 9 through 13 “put the pieces together,” guiding you to analyze and model the event, determine corrective action, and document the investigations and findings.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • The Cause Road Map Taxonomy
  • Human Performance Related Maps
  • Machine/Material/Hardware Failure Maps
  • Using the Cause Road Map
  • Human Performance Basics
  • Effective Interviewing
  • Analysis Tools and Techniques
  • Event Modeling and Analysis Tools
  • Integrate the Tools and Results
  • Extent of Condition and Extent of Cause
  • Corrective Actions
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Final Thoughts