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This is our core training and is an upgraded version of the "root cause analysis" thinking and tools. The course starts by discussing the fundamental flaws in "root cause" thinking and why it inhibits effective problem solving. DUO is a flexible, adaptable method to help you understand why an unwanted outcome happened and then to identify improvements (solutions, risk controls, etc.) to reduce the likelihood of recurrence to acceptable levels. It is based on robust and proven tools from the nuclear and aerospace industries. We simplifed and adapted these tools so that they work in almost any industry, and virtually anybody can quickly master them.
Here are some good applications for this course:
Interestingly, one of the biggest benefits our clients tell us is that this course and method helps people within a company better communicate. Factory workers can better understand executive leadership and vice versa.
This is a one-day course taught by certified instructors. No special software is needed other than Microsoft Office 2010 or later.
We typically hold courses at our client's facilities.
Please contact us for details and pricing.
Depending on your organization or company, you may want to add a DUO workshop, typically the day after a DUO course. The workshop helps to solidify and reinforce what students learned during the DUO course. We typically customize this workshop and allow clients to select from a number of subjects such as :
You don't need to be an expert in Diagnosing Unwanted Outcomes™ or RCA to effectively review reports and provide feedback or coaching. In this half-day course, we teach some basic skills, and then leverage these when reviewing some good (and not so good) Diagnosing Unwanted Outcomes™ or RCA examples. This is a perfect class for executives or managers who will review reports and want to provide the maximum contribution. This is a safe learning environment with a lot of fun and thought-provoking examples. No prior knowledge is required.
One of the most common causes for defects, delays, audit findings, etc. involves poorly written procedures. Based on multiple requests from our clients, we are currently building this course as a risk control for this known problem area. This will include instruction on how to build effective flowcharts and integrate them into the process narrative. For status and other questions about this course, please send us an email.
We have a queue of other courses that we may develop in the future. Feel free to send us your course ideas.
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