Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis 
is Light Years Ahead of the Competition
 
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Spend More Time and Resources on the Mission

Accurately Identify What's Actually Causing Your Problems

Prevent Events from Recurring and Reduce Your Backlogs

WHY ARE MANY INDUSTRIES STILL USING THE SAME CAUSAL ANALYSIS METHODS DEVELOPED OVER 5 DECADES AGO? 

Many of the traditional RCA tools and methodologies in use today have been around since the 1970s and have not evolved with modern times.  The Fishbone was introduced in the 1940's. The Five Why's was developed at Toyota in the 1970s. Traditional methods have proven to be less than effective at quickly and accurately identifying the deepest-seated causes and prevent recurring events.  As a result, organizations are spending too much time and money on recurring (human-centric) problems and managing a growing list of corrective actions, and not on their mission critical tasks.  We no longer have to use out--of--date methodologies. 

HYPER-INTEGRATED CAUSAL ANALYSIS (HCA)

A Lean, Agile, Accurate and Scalable Approach That Changes

Paradigms in Place for Over 50 Years! 

HCA is a modern, innovative methodology for solving complex, human-centric problems caused by a combination of human errors, equipment failures, and organizational & programmatic weaknesses. 
HCA combines the best features of many traditional tools and techniques into one scalable, lean and agile approach that identifies the deepest-seated causes with amazing speed and accuracy.  On average, investigations for most complex human-centric problems can be completed in 5 to 10 days, rather than the usual 2 to 6 months.
HCA's two-phased approach has revolutionized the way assessments, investigations and root cause analyses are performed, and can be applied in many industries such as Energy, Aerospace, Healthcare and Pharma. 

If your Organization is still using the Fishbone, the Five Why's and Events & Causal Factors Charts, you're not getting the best results. 

BlueDragon is Based on Strengthening Critical Thinking and Complex Problem-Solving Skills

According to a group of CEOs gathered at the 2016 World Economic Forum, Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving are at the top of the list of human skills that will help us thrive in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  AI is coming...are you ready? To find out, play the video.   

The BlueDragon Framework is the Architecture; a Single Chart to Capture Our Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA)

HCA is:

  • Lean

  • Agile

  • Scalable

  • Flexible

  • Accurate

  • Cost Effective

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HCA Combines:

  • Data Analysis

  • Barrier Analysis

  • Change Analysis

  • Task Analysis

  • Comparative Timeline Analysis

  • Human Performance Evaluation

  • The Anatomy of an Event

  • 5-Why's and Cause Trees 

  • Cause & Effect Analysis

  • Socratic Questioning

  • Common Cause Analysis

  • Ishikawa (the Fishbone) 

  • Events & Causal Factors Charting

Case Studies 

NEAR MISS

At a Federal Government site, a non-electrical worker received a shock when he cut into a live wire with a current of 20 amps and 208 volts.  The area was being torn down in preparation for renovation...read more

Construction workers on work site

PROGRAM EVALUATION

The Procurement Program at a Federal Government site (part of the nuclear weapons complex) was analyzed to determine why there were recurring issues...read more 

Image by Daria Nepriakhina

REPETITIVE FAILURES

A Department of Defense Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant experienced seven consecutive failures of 4160v motors supplying three trains of vital breathing air...read more 

Image by Hoover Tung

NEGATIVE TREND

At a Federal Government construction site (part of the nuclear weapons complex), a negative trend of dropped objects from two cranes was proactively investigated before there were any major incidents...read more  

Image by david carballar
 

KEY ATTRIBUTES OF

Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA)

LEAN

BlueDragon'S HCA is arguably the leanest method on the market.  [Lean is the elimination of waste in a process]. After three decades of development, BlueDragon's creator has eliminated many of the wasted time and energy in getting to the root causes.  For example: subject matter experts are used sparingly (usually one to two hours); interviews are done in small groups; there is little or no note taking (answers are posted on the chart); results are validated as we go so there is no lengthy validation process; and, there is no lengthy report. See what our clients have to say.

AGILE

The BlueDragon Framework provides the end product for the Hyper-integrated Causal Analysis. To increase its efficiency, we incorporated the four values of the Agile Manifesto into the methodology. For example: root causes are developed through interactions with subject experts and not through proprietary software; results are captures in their final format; end-users and process owners are brought in to collaborate in the root cause; and, there is great flexibility built in to the BlueDragon Framework in that any input or information can be processed any time it comes in.  See what our clients have to say.

SCALABLE

The BlueDragon Framework and HCA are scalable enough to be used to investigate any issue of any level of significance and complexity, making for a truly graded approach to causal analysis. There is a great benefit in using one scalable model for different levels of causal analysis: the more it is used, the more proficient the analysts become in identifying the deepest-seated causes for the event. Which, in turn, leads to better corrective actions. See what our clients have to say.

FLEXIBLE

When investigating a complex problem, new information and inputs are coming in on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis.  This requires adjusting timelines, researching requirements, generating new lines of inquiries and engaging different parts of the organization.  Hyper-integrated Causal Analysis is flexible enough to take any new information in stride at any time in the process (even at the final briefing of the executives), providing for a more comprehensive and rigorous investigation with better results. See what our clients have to say.

ACCURATE

Hyper-integrated Casual Analysis allows us to identify the deepest-seated causes of an event, issue or negative performance trend with amazing speed and accuracy. The method's accuracy comes from attacking the problem from multiple perspectives as outlined in the "Anatomy of an Event," from developing a great understanding of common causes, and by using an improved BlueDragon definition of a "root cause" that comes from three decades of complex problem solving. HCA guides the causal analysts through the comprehensive process of data analysis, the development of evidence-based lines of inquiry, and the cause and effect analysis using the subject matter expertise of applicable staff, vendors, suppliers, consultants, regulators and any other party that can help solve the problem. The overall results are outstanding.  Using BlueDragon's HCA, our clients identified the root causes for issues that plagued them for months and years.  See what our clients have to say.

COST-EFF

BlueDragon's Hyper-integrated Causal Analysis combines many tools into a single framework and is the most lean, agile, scalable, flexible and accurate method in use at the Department of Energy's National Laboratories and the Nuclear Weapons Complex. BlueDragon is being adopted as quickly as clients can send their staff through one of our workshops.  The net benefits are clear; significant cost savings can be realized once BlueDragon has been incorporated into your organization's Corrective Action Program and Contractor Assurance Systems.  See what our clients have to say.    

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PROBLEM-SOLVING CULTURE

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