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Root Cause Analysis

Locate and review literature relevant to root cause analysis and answer these questions.

- In what ways can a team, a group and an individual define problems?
- How will you analyze the root cause of a problem that is not well defined?
- Examine the process and analyze the root cause.

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- In what ways can a team, a group and an individual define problems?
- How will you analyze the root cause of a problem that is not well defined?
- Examine the process and analyze the root cause.

Step 1

A team, a group and an individual can define a problem can define a problem as a difficulty in achieving goals. At one level a team, a group and an individual can define a problem as a situation that restraints them from reaching their objective. This definition has several advantages. A situation can be studied, data about it can be collected, and the information can be analyzed. From a different point of view an individual may call a problem a challenge. This would require concerted efforts to overcome the challenge. The group may have shared objectives and goals, those obstacles that prevent the group from achieving their objectives are called problems. If there is a team, it has a fixed purpose and it is useful to define a problem as an opportunity. If the team manages to solve the problem the goals and objectives of the team get achieved. Often a team is faced with a situation where the members have to make as decision (Latino. R, Latino. K, & Latino. M, 2011).

The problem in this context is lack of decision. The team drives itself towards a solution. Usually, a team or an individual has a question for ...

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