I have used other tools to identify root cause – for example 5 Whys, Ishikawa Diagrams. Are these methods for verifying root cause?
The 5 Whys and the Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagram are two of the best tools to use in the Analyze Phase. They both enable “Structured Brainstorming.” The Ishikawa allows a group of people to brainstorm potential root causes to a problem,…
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