Other Names for Root Cause Analysis

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Other Names for Root Cause Analysis

Another term which is sometimes used for Root Cause Analysis is Critical Event Analysis.


Root Cause Termination

Actually, any Root Cause Analysis is just the first step in a process that has as the desired outcome to take away the root cause of the problem or event. That's why sometimes you'll find also 'Root Cause Problem Termination' or 'Root Cause Problem Elimination' being used.

  Leon Booysen
Management Consultant, South Africa

Event Analysis

Actually it's just "event analysis".

  Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

When to Undertake RCA

1. Cause and Effect analysis (Ishikawa Diagram or (C-E Analysis) helps in finding possible causes by using Brainstorming.
2. Pareto Analysis helps in getting to the problems that have maximum impact as most likely candidates for RCA from C-E Analysis.
3. Controllability is one more factor which should be considered before going deep in RCA because factors which depend on envirnment and difficult to control may not be useful after RCA.
4. Another factor to be considered is knowledge level and instrumentation or such enabling factors whose absence may severely hamper chances of success in RCA.

  Bill Wilson
Analyst, Canada

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