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Root Cause Analysis

RCA (Root Cause Analysis) or RCCA (Root Cause and Corrective Action Analysis) is a process used by most major companies to identify the source of a failure and to devise a corrective action to eliminate it. The RCA process can also be used to improve the overall reliability of a system or a product. While the RCA process is simple, the bookkeeping for the RCA can become a challenge. ORCA is an open source and free software that is being developed by open development community to facilitate the RCCA process.

10 steps to a successful RCA

  1. Develop the Ground Rules
  2. Develop and Use An Action Item List
  3. Develop the Root Cause Tree
  4. identify the Critical Path Schedule
  5. Form the Team
  6. Conduct the Event Investigation
  7. Establish the Root Causes
  8. Determine the Corrective Actions
  9. Establish and Implement the Closure Plan
  10.  Brief

ORCA

In the first panel you can create the Root Cause Tree. In the second panel Action Items and Team Members can me managed. Finally, the third panel lets you display your Root Cause as a fishbone diagram, Cartesian plot, or list view. You will also be able to interactively manage your Root causes and the corresponding action items.

Root Cause and Corrective Action Tool (Screenshot 1)
Root Cause and Corrective Action Tool (Screenshot 2)
Root Cause and Corrective Action Tool (Screenshot 3)

 

This is free and open source software. If you are interested in contributing to the development of this Tool, you can Clone the source code on github and start committing right away. Click on Join Us to find out more.

 

 

 

 

...where you can design, build and improve any system!

10 Steps to successful RCCA

  1. Develop the Ground Rules
  2. Develop and Use An Action Item List
  3. Develop the Root Cause Tree
  4. identify the Critical Path Schedule
  5. Form the Team
  6. Conduct the Event Investigation
  7. Establish the Root Causes
  8. Determine the Corrective Actions
  9. Establish and Implement the Closure Plan
  10. Brief