BlueDragon Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA)
a Modern, Innovative Methodology
for Solving Complex, Human-Centric Problems
 
Traditional Root Cause Analysis Methodologies are not equipped to solve problems caused by a complex
mix of human errors, equipment interface issues and 
organizational and programmatic weaknesses.
We work with CEOs, EVPs and key decision makers in Energy, Aerospace, Healthcare, Pharma and Government that are dealing with recurring problems costing these industries billions of dollars each year.   

Accurately Identify What's Actually Causing Your Problems

Stop Recurring Events and Reduce Corrective Action Backlogs

Return Wasted Time and Money to Mission Critical Tasks

WHAT TYPES OF PROBLEMS DOES BLUEDRAGON HCA SOLVE?

Those that can be solved by math and science?

No. Problems that can be solved using Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics, etc. are for Scientists and Engineers; the experts in those fields.

Those that cannot be solved by math and science alone?

Yes. Human-centric problems: a combination of human errors or at-risk behaviors, equipment failures, and organizational & programmatic weaknesses.

BlueDragon HCA was designed to solve complex, human-centric problems: the kind of problems that involve humans and organizations and their interface with the world around them. They typically involve a combination of human error, equipment failures or equipment interface issues, and organizational and programmatic weaknesses, and these problems require a different skill set than the standard sciences...Root Cause Analysis (RCA) skills that most persons with a technical acumen can learn and master.

Is your team experiencing recurring events, growing corrective action backlogs, and wasting time and money on non-mission critical tasks?

YOUR TRADITIONAL ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS METHODS ARE NOT EFFECTIVE! 

Many of the traditional RCA tools and methodologies in use today have been around since the 1970s and have not evolved with modern times.  Traditional methods have proven to be less than effective at quickly and accurately identifying the deepest-seated causes and prevent recurring events.  You end up spending time and money on a growing list of corrective actions and not on the mission.  You no longer have to use out of date methodologies. 

INTRODUCING

BlueDragon Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA)

A MODERN, LEAN, AGILE, ACCURATE, SCALABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE METHOD

Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA) is the most advanced methodology for solving a wide range of complex, human-centric problems that are typically caused by a complex combination of human errors, equipment/tools/material failures, and organizational & programmatic weaknesses. Traditional RCA methodologies are not equipped to manage this complex mix of problems seamlessly and efficiently. BlueDragon HCA combines the best features of many traditional tools and techniques into one scalable, lean and agile approach that achieves accurate results in the most efficient manner.  On average, investigations for most complex problems can be completed in 5 to 10 days, rather than the usual 2 to 6 months. The majority of "quick-hit" investigations for low level events can be completed in 2 to 3 hours.

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Complete RCAs in as little as one week, saving you time, money and resources that should be spent on mission critical tasks.

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Identify the deepest-seated causes quickly and accurately, so you can recommend actions that prevent recurrence.

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Address the real causes of your problems, stop recurring events and lower your corrective action backlogs.

We Understand Your Frustration...

At BlueDragon, we understand how frustrating it is to have recurring events and high corrective action backlogs due to less than effective causal analysis, which is why we created the BlueDragon Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving Method. 

...and We Can Help
  • We are former managers and regulators of nuclear power plants and the nuclear weapons complex.

  • Our staff has a combined 80 years of experience in helping commercial nuclear sites, the Departments of Energy and Defense, and many other clients in regulated and unregulated industries. 

  • Our clients include the DOE National Labs, the Nuclear Weapons Complex and the Department of Defense. 

Train to use BlueDragon HCA and become great critical thinkers and problem-solvers with our live and online courses.

Implement BlueDragon HCA as an enterprise solution to enhance your continuous improvement and safety cultures.

Become part of BlueDragon Nation, a community to share, learn and network with fellow critical thinkers and problem solvers.

LEARN AND MASTER BLUEDRAGON'S

HYPER-INTEGRATED CAUSAL ANALYSIS (HCA):

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ONLINE TRAINING

Online training has been brought to the forefront in recent months and is now more important than ever.  Online training provides organizations a cost-effective way to continue to provide its employees with high quality training to build their skills and knowledge from any location. 

We are adding online training content almost by the day so please check our website frequently and join BlueDragon Nation, our community where you can keep up to date with the latest information.  

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LIVE WORKSHOPS

Our live workshops are the best way to develop the skills and proficiency needed to be an effective root cause analyst. 

Public workshops offer a cost-effective way for small groups or individuals to receive training and allows companies to audit the course prior to selecting an RCA method.​  

Privately hosted workshops held at your location at a time convenient to your organization quickly gets your whole team on the same page and saves travel costs.  

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VIRTUAL COACHING/MENTORING

Virtual Coaching and Mentoring is an important aspect of your growth and development as a person or as an organization.  We support you in your path towards mastering critical thinking and complex problem solving, as well as providing advice to teams in their efforts to solve specific problems or to review their progress and final reports before submittal to government agencies or clients.  

YOU CAN ALSO REQUEST OUR SUPPORT TO IMPROVE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S PROBLEM-SOLVING AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS AND PROCESSES

  • We supply BlueDragon Team Leaders to lead your Root Cause Analyses for significant events
  • We provide online or live management indoctrination
  • We improve your Corrective Action, Contractor Assurance and Quality Assurance Programs
  • We team with prime contractors that want a differentiator when bidding on Federal and State Government Contracts 

Your Steps to A GREAT

PROBLEM-SOLVING CULTURE

1.

REGISTER TO LEARN

Pick from our public workshops, host your own workshop or sign up for online training.

2.

MASTER THE CRAFT

Become a BlueDragon practitioner and be recognized as a critical thinker and problem solver.

3.

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

Stop recurring events, lower corrective action backlogs and spend more time on mission-critical tasks.

BlueDragon is in use at most of the Department of Energy's National Laboratories and the Nuclear Weapons Complex.  If it's good enough for Rocket Scientists...

Most of our clients are constantly spending extra time and money dealing with nagging problems and recurring events. What we do at BlueDragon is to teach you how to quickly and efficiently find and address the true root causes of your problems, so you can keep them from happening again and get back to your mission critical tasks.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON ISSUES OUR CLIENTS FACE

There are too many causal and data analysis methods and techniques to learn, it's unclear which tools to use and when to use them, and it's difficult to combine the results of all the different tools at the end.

Root Cause Analysts lack the training and skills to think critically and uncover the true root cause analysis. 

 

Root Causes take too much time to complete...sometimes many weeks and months.

 

Root Causes tie up too many of our valuable resources, including our best subject matter experts.

 

Root causes don't get to the real issues, so the corrective actions do not prevent recurring problems.

 

Management lacks understanding of root cause concepts and often implement corrective actions before a thorough analysis.

 

Corrective action backlogs continue to grow because so many issues are not adequately solved the first time. 

 

Time spent documenting, evaluating and addressing recurring issues is time robbed from mission critical tasks.

 

Repeat events are causing our teams to lose the trust of our regulators and overseers, which can result in a loss of competitive advantage on future contracts. 

 

Root Cause methods are expensive because they require proprietary software and it is costly to buy and maintain the annual licenses.

WITH BLUEDRAGON HCA,
YOU CAN OVERCOME THOSE CHALLENGES

BlueDragon HCA integrates the best features of many traditional tools to get to the root causes in an easy to follow format, eliminating the frustration of what tools to use and when to use them.

 

Root Cause Analysts will develop into professional problem solvers, think more critically and consistently identify the true root causes. 

BlueDragon HCA for issues requiring a root cause analysis can be completed in one week (depending on the level of management support).

 

Subject matter experts are typically impacted for a few hours and can return to their mission critical tasks.

BlueDragon HCA attacks problems from multiple perspectives and accurately and quickly identifies the deepest-seated causes.

 

BlueDragon Manager Indoctrination Training sensitizes managers so they appreciate and support the Causal Analysts. 

BlueDragon HCA identifies the deepest-seated causes, resulting in more effective corrective actions.

Using BlueDragon HCA reduces recurring issues, allowing more time to be spent on mission critical tasks; a great return on investment. 

BlueDragon HCA creates a strong problem-solving organization, improves your continuous improvement and safety cultures, and enhances your regulatory margin, resulting in a competitive advantage when bidding on contracts. 

BlueDragon HCA provides all of its templates for free; there is no proprietary software to purchase and no annual licenses to maintain. 

Since 2017, National Laboratories such as Savannah River, Los Alamos, Brookhaven, Lawrence Livermore and other sites at the nuclear weapons complex, have adopted BlueDragon as an approved root cause analysis methodology.   

 

BlueDragon is contributing to Contractor Assurance, Performance Improvement and Corrective Action Programs across the Department of Energy campus and the nuclear weapons complex by enhancing their ability to identify and correct their most complex problems.

Rob De La Espriella

BlueDragon's Creator

 

“Through our implementation of the BlueDragon methodology, CNS is achieving a very positive culture change at our plants by providing a consistent and effective set of tools to managers to aid them in the identification of true root causes."

Chris Clark 

Former Director of Contractor Assurance at CNS  

Pantex and the Y-12 National Security Complex

FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS IS OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“Through our implementation of the BlueDragon methodology, CNS is achieving a very positive culture change at our plants by providing a consistent and effective set of tools to managers to aid them in the identification of true root causes."

- Chris Clark, Director of Contractor Assurance at CNS - Pantex and the Y-12 National Security Complex 

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