How do you prevent the why from going global (instead of getting to the root cause, trying to ask it to every other thing)?
First, you need to brainstorm all the potential root causes, fill your fishbone! Go ahead and let it be unfiltered. Then, start the filtering process. A good questiont to ask is: “Of these causes, what do we have control over?”…
Tracy is a Master Black Belt at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.
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