Finding the Root Cause

Course Number: F-6004
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Richard L. Duggan, P.E.
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Overview

In Finding the Root Cause , you'll learn ...

  • Learn the natural pitfalls which lead to divergent problem solving investigations
  • Learn how to conduct a convergent investigation
  • Learn how to design simple statistical experiments that work on small sample sizes
  • Be able to solve problems in engineering systems more reliably and efficiently

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 56 pages

Whether in electrical, industrial, or mechanical systems, problems always seem to pop up at the worst time. Engineers are often seen as resorting to "shot-gun" methods to find solutions. When faced with a problem, the engineer must resist the natural tendency to reinvent the system based on speculation about the cause of the problem. When the engineer "thinks like an inventor", he/she loses the chance to learn what really went wrong. Secondly, thinking like an inventor often leads to a diverging problem-solving investigation. That is, the investigation keeps growing bigger and bigger.

In this course, you will learn to "think like a detective", which involves avoiding theories, preserving the existing system (and data) and finding evidence to narrow down the list of possible causes. This Converging Process of Elimination will help you to identify the Root Cause of the problem.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn the natural pitfalls which lead to divergent problem solving investigations
  • Learn how to conduct a convergent investigation
  • Learn how to design simple statistical experiments that work on small sample sizes
  • Be able to solve problems in engineering systems more reliably and efficiently

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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