Root Cause Analysis Example: 5 Whys


5 Whys is a popular technique to use in exploring the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. This is a 5 Whys template you can use for root cause analysis.

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What is Root Cause Analysis?

Root Cause Analysis helps you identify the underlying causes of incidents and problems, preventing recurring issues and thus saving you significant operation costs. Our Root Cause Analysis tool is customizable and provides you with a rich set of features and templates to conduct root cause analysis for any problem domain.

How to draw a Root Cause Analysis?

Root Cause Analysis can be easily conducted using a quality root cause analysis software like Visual Paradigm Online:

  1. Create a Root Cause Analysis.
  2. Customize the map by creating the rows and columns you need. For example, create addition columns for more detailed issue and cause categorization and description.
  3. Fill-in the map.

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