If you’ve ever led a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Team, you will likely relate to the responses and discussions included in this study, which was conducted and compiled by Robert J. Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc.
Effective RCA analysts have a tough job with many barriers to overcome. For those ‘driven’ analysts who rise to the challenge and find a way to go over or through these barriers, we hope this study helps you overcome your RCA obstacles and demonstrate measureable bottom-line results that will help ensure the safety of your friends with whom you work and improve operational reliability.
In this study, we first provided the responses, a summary of the hurdle and then a discussion about how to overcome the hurdle. We broke the responses down into the following categories:
Several additional references were provided along the way to put the microscope on some of the hurdles, which often occur more frequently and/or have a greater overall impact.