What is Root Cause Analysis? - Definition & Examples


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What does root cause analysis aim to prevent?

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1. What is the final step of root cause analysis?

2. What questions should be answered when planning for implementation and testing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you what root cause analysis is and what it aims to prevent. You'll also answer multiple-choice questions about the steps of root cause analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Know what root cause analysis tries to prevent
  • Recognize the final step of root cause analysis
  • Understand which questions you should answer during planning
  • Choose the term that best illustrates a group coming up with many ideas in a short timeframe
  • Identify a step during the initial process of root cause analysis

Skills Practiced

You'll practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding each step of root cause analysis
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about root cause analysis to understand what questions need to be answered before implementation and testing
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the related project management lesson

Additional Learning

What is Root Cause Analysis? - Definition & Examples is a related lesson designed to further your understanding of this concept. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand why project managers use root cause analysis
  • Identify the first step needed to fix a problem
  • List questions that should be asked during the final step