Other Names for Root Cause Analysis
Bill Wilson, Analyst, Canada, SIG Leader
I have seen the phrase Critical Event Analysis before, but I can't remember what the problem domain was... Medical maybe? I've also seen Sentinel Event Analysis
in the medical field. I think most fields/industries that take on Root Cause Analysis impart a unique spin to the practice, sometimes extending to the name. However, I think the general aim is usually unchanged: figure out what happened, how it happened, why it happened, and what fundamental causes created the risk so that effective corrective action can be taken to prevent recurrence and/or reduce risk.