What do you do when the root cause analysis interferes with “sacred cows” (i.e. ego, policy, law, personal preference of the boss, etc.)?
The Fishbone Diagram is only a brainstorming tool so it’s not going to help with “sacred cows.” Then you’re in the realm of soft skills. You can collect data that shows how the issue is a root cause, but you’ll…
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