A big failure and too many causes? Try this analysis.

We have identified a failure of our design. It's a complicated failure that has multiple potential root causes, and some that are conditional. Is there a tool that can capture it all and help us prioritize our reactions to get rid of this problem? Yes, there is: Fault Tree Analysis!

Learn what it is and how it can help us get a handle on that big failure:

  • all of our causes are mapped out in a visual diagram
  • we can identify cut sets
  • we can see where to prioritize resources where its best to eliminate or reduce causes
simple FTA diagram featuring AND and OR gates

Once you've had a chance to listen, I want to hear from you. Share your answers to one of these questions in the comments section.

How many times has your organization used FTA? Does your organization reserve it for the worst cases, or is it routinely performed? 

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