Our workshops are held periodically at difference locations and some of those workshops are open to the public. Please check our webpage for upcoming public workshops.

Any of our BlueDragon workshops can be delivered at client sites.  Limits on class sizes way by workshop.  Please contact us to review your problem-solving needs and a customized quote. 

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rob.dle@dle-services.com  |  Tel: 772-341-1093

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BlueDragon is the Premier

Root Cause Analysis and Accident Investigation Method in Use at the DOE National Labs and the Nuclear Weapons Complex 

BLUEDRAGON RCA IS FOR
STRONG PROBLEM-SOLVING CULTURES

  • ​Root Causes take too much time to complete

  • Root Causes use too many valuable resources

  • Root causes don't get to the real issues, resulting in recurring problems

  • Corrective action backlogs continue to grow

  • Time is robbed from mission critical tasks to deal with recurring issues

  • Repeat events are causing us to lose our competitive advantage and the trust of the regulators 

  • Root Cause methods require proprietary software and it is costly to buy and maintain the licenses

  • Root Causes can be completed in less than one week

  • Subject matter experts are used sparingly

  • Using the revolutionary BlueDragon Framework we can quickly and accurately identifies the deepest-seated issues

  • By improving the identification of the real issues, clients can reduce recurring problems and corrective action backlogs

  • Reducing recurring issues allows more time to be spent on mission critical tasks, a great Return on Investment  

  • Establishing a strong problem solving organization 
    provides a competitive advantage and gains the trust of regulators

  • BlueDragon provides all it's templates for free, and there is no proprietary software to purchase and maintain 

COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING

INTRODUCING NEXT GENERATION
ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS

BlueDragon is a root cause analysis methodology and more...it teaches you life skills that will help you thrive in the age of Artificial Intelligence. The BlueDragon Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving Method changes decades-old paradigms and makes root cause analysis more accurate and efficient.  The vast majority of BlueDragon root causes take just one week to complete the analysis.  Fans of the BlueDragon Method consider it the greatest advancement in causal analysis since Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa introduced his Fishbone diagram at the University of Tokyo in 1943. Let us show you why.  

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

WE OFFER DYNAMIC WORKSHOPS FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE

BlueDragon workshops are designed using an MBA approach; each new concept is followed by case studies to practice the concepts. Content-rich text books and presentation materials provide students a wealth of information, and the interactive case studies immerse participants in realistic scenarios that gradually increase in difficulty and complexity. Our focus on experiential learning allows participants of all levels to develop proficiency so they can start implementing BlueDragon the very next day. BlueDragon does not require any proprietary software and free templates are provided for most of the tools used in class.  Many participants leave us with the feedback that this is the "best training ever!" 

WORLD CLASS SUPPORT

WE PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF CONSULTING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

DLE Technical Services (the parent company) has been providing consulting and technical support to the commercial nuclear industry, Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, the Department of Defense and the Nuclear Weapons Complex, and Engineering / Procurement / Constructions companies world-wide.  We are often requested to lead independent investigations of the most complex events or adverse trends, help develop or streamline programs and processes, and provide Senior Policy Advisors and Conduct of Operations support. DLE is currently a prime contractor for the DOE Office of Environmental Management. 

Let BlueDragon Transform Your Team Into Great Problem-solvers! 

DEMYSTIFY ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS

For decades, the many theories put out by a few subject matter experts have resulted in complex concepts and approaches to get to the deepest-seated causes.  BlueDragon demystifies root cause analysis and makes it simple for everyone to understand.

SIMPLIFY ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS

The use of multiple, disjointed data and causal analysis tools has created confusion and made root cause analysis more complicated than it needs to be.  The BlueDragon Framework simplifies and streamlines root cause and apparent cause investigations. 

IDENTIFY THE DEEPEST-SEATED CAUSES 

The accepted definitions of a "root cause" have caused many efforts to stop short of identifying the true deepest-seated causes of an event.  BlueDragon re-defines "root cause" and uncovers blind spots in identifying the Extent of Cause.

SAVE TIME AND RESOURCES

Traditional root cause analyses take many weeks to complete, often tying up the organization's most valuable subject matter experts. Organizations often lower the significance of events to avoid doing RCA.  BlueDragon's Lean and Agile techniques, along with shifting the traditional RCA approach, allows us to complete most RCAs in less than one week with more accurate results.

IMPROVE YOUR CRITICAL THINKING

Critical thinking is a life skill that cannot be replaced by Artificial Intelligence.  Sadly, the practical application of critical thinking and complex problem solving are not being taught in most grade schools and colleges, and society is relying too heavily on computers, cell phones and Google to solve our problems.  BlueDragon stresses the use of critical thinking tools in complex problem solving.   

THE BLUEDRAGON FRAMEWORK

Our BlueDragon Framework is the culmination of decades of experience in leading and facilitating root cause analyses.  It integrates time-tested tools with Lean and Agile techniques, resulting in the most efficient method for investigating events and safety incidents. Using the Framework can cut weeks of effort from your investigations. 

Download our Free BlueDragon Framework Template

BlueDragon templates are all on Excel and there is no special software to purchase. Download our free Excel template and start using BlueDragon today! 

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A STRONG PROBLEM-SOLVING CULTURE 

Our public workshops are are a cost-effective way for small groups to participate, or for companies that want to send a few personnel to audit the course prior to determining if BlueDragon fits their needs. They are also a great place to meet causal analysts from your own or different industries and offer great networking opportunities. Public workshops are conveniently scheduled at different venues throughout the year. 

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

For groups of 16 or more, we offer the choice of hosting a workshop at your own location, eliminating the need for travel and associated costs.  Workshops can be scheduled at a convenient time for the host, and participants are available two extra days of the week because they are not traveling to a different location. With enough advanced planning, we can also provide some level of customization for certain industries. 

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS

We have skilled root cause practitioners that are available to facilitate or lead your team of subject matter experts through an efficient and effective analysis of your most complex issues, events or safety incidents.  Using BlueDragon's lean, agile, flexible and cost-effective tools and techniques, the vast majority of BlueDragon root cause analyses have been completed in one week.   

RCA SUPPORT

If BlueDragon is a race car, you also need a great pit crew to win races. We offer on-going consulting services to back up the training with coaching and mentoring of causal analysts.  We also evaluate existing RCA and Corrective Action Programs and implementing procedures, and can proactively evaluate adverse trends or poorly performing programs and processes before they cause major issues or events. 

CONSULTING