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BD-101E

BLUEDRAGON MANAGEMENT INDOCTRINATION

This 3 hour web-based training course is designed to clarify management's

role in supporting root causes and apparent causes, including do's and don'ts. It also introduces managers to the BlueDragon Framework and participants are guided through a sample case study that illustrates the great advantages of the BlueDragon methodology. 

Tuition:

$199

BD-104E

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF CRITICAL THINKING

This 2 hour web-based training is specifically designed for everyone that wants to improve their critical thinking skills.  It will help participants understand what critical thinking is and BlueDragon's practical working definition of critical thinking.  More importantly, participants will learn how to apply critical thinking in every day life.  The course also covers the BlueDragon Critical Thinking Tools that are used in BlueDragon RCAs.  

Tuition:

$149

BD-102E

CAUSAL ANALYSIS BOOT CAMP

This 8 hour web-based training is designed for personnel with little or no experience in root cause analysis. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of root cause and the basic building blocks that go into causal analysis. They are introduced to the BlueDragon Framework and guided through a case study to illustrate the many benefits of using BlueDragon. 

Tuition:

$599

WEBINARS

TOPICS VARY

We will be hosting weekly webinars and podcasts. Many of them will be free of charge.  Stay tuned for more information. 

Tuition:

$VARY

BD-103E

BLUEDRAGON REFRESHER TRAINING

This 4 hour live online refresher training is designed for personnel that have previously taken a BlueDragon workshop. Personnel new to causal analysis and problem solving will find this most informative. The course provides refresher on cause and effect analysis and updates on the latest enhancements to the BlueDragon Framework tools and techniques. 

Tuition:

$299

 
ONLINE TRAINING DESCRIPTIONS
Web Based Training Courses Have the "E" Designator After the Number
DLE Technical Services has been a Registered Education Provider for PMI since 2014
 

Target Population

  • Executive Leadership Teams

  • Managers with direct oversight responsibilities of complex problem solving efforts 

  • Lean Six Sigma practitioners

BD-101E...BlueDragon Management Indoctrination (2.5 hrs.)

  • Classic issues that diminish the effectiveness of root cause analysis, including: 

    • Why typical root cause analyses are too labor intensive and inefficient;  

    • Why too often root cause analyses do not identify the root causes;  

    • Misconceptions about how root causes are actually identified;

    • The best way to apply the Fishbone and Events & Causal Factors Charts; 

    • The use of many causal analysis tools when one will do;

    • Why do managers (and regulators) behave as though they have the answer key when reviewing root causes (and the risks they take by hijacking root causes)?

  • How BlueDragon combined Critical Thinking tools with “Lean” and “Agile” techniques to create a Complex Problem Solving Framework that efficiently and effectively identifies root causes and contributing factors for human performance issues, equipment malfunctions and organizational and programmatic breakdowns. 

  • The proper way for management to engage with oversight teams, and the liabilities associated with improperly trying to steer a root cause. 

  • Management checklist for engaging the RCA teams.

  • A live webinar will follow to answer your questions and comments. 

 

Target Population

  • Engineers

  • Scientists

  • Operators

  • Safety Inspectors

  • Quality Assurance personnel

  • Quality Control personnel

  • Contractor Assurance personnel

  • Performance Assurance personnel

  • Corrective Action Program owners

  • Occurrence Reporting personnel

  • Project Management Professionals

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belts

BD-102E...Causal Analysis Boot Camp - RCA Fundamentals for Beginners (8 hrs.)
  • The fundamental building blocks of causal analysis 

  • The differences between data analysis and causal analysis 

  • What is “Critical Thinking?” We’ll re-define Critical Thinking in practical terms and discuss some of the more effective Critical Thinking tools for evaluating human performance, equipment failures and program/process breakdowns  

  • Classic issues that diminish the effectiveness of root cause analysis, including:

    • Why typical root cause analyses are too labor intensive and inefficient;

    • Why too often root cause analyses do not identify the root causes;  

    • Misconceptions about how root causes are actually identified; 

    • Why is anyone still using the Fishbone; and

    • Why do managers (and regulators) behave as though they have the answer key when reviewing root causes (and the risks they take by hijacking root causes)?

  • Introduction to data and causal analysis tools

  • Introduction to the BlueDragon Framework: an integration of critical thinking tools with “Lean” and “Agile” techniques to create an efficient and effective approach to causal analysis

  • Overview of effective and ineffective corrective actions to prevent recurrence and Mistake Proofing

  • Case Studies to reinforce causal analysis fundamentals 

  • A live webinar will follow to answer your questions and comments. 

BD-103E...BlueDragon Refresher Training (4 hrs.) 
  • The latest enhancements to the BlueDragon Framework

  • The latest in tools and techniques 

  • Lessons that were not previously covered during training

  • Updates to existing case studies or new case studies 

  • Refresher on the identification of root causes

  • Refresher on common cause analysis 

  • Refresher on how final reports are prepared

  • The latest copy of the BD-301 Student Handbook 

  • A live webinar will follow to answer your questions and comments. 

Target Population

  • Any former participant of BlueDragon workshops

Target Population

  • Lean Six Sigma practitioners, Master Black Belts, Black Belts, Green Belts

  • Engineers

  • Scientists 

  • Operators

  • Root Cause & Apparent Cause Event Investigators

  • Nuclear Safety and Management ​

  • ​Facility/Operations Managers

  • Management of all levels at Energy and DOD sites 

  • Department of Energy employees

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employees

  • National Nuclear Security Organization employees 

  • Construction  Safety and Management

  • Contractor Assurance personnel

  • Performance Assurance personnel

  • Corrective Action Program Managers

  • Occurrence Reporting personnel

  • Safeguards & Security personnel

  • Quality & Oversight Dept. personnel

  • Environmental Health & Safety personnel

  • Regulatory & Stakeholder Interface personnel

  • Project Management Professionals receive 27 Credit Hours

BD-104E...Critical Thinking (the Practical Application) (2 hrs.) 
  • This course is for everyone.  Because everyone can strengthen this important life skill.  In fact, critical thinking and complex problem solving are the top two skills that will help us thrive in the age of Artificial Intelligence (i.e. AI cannot replace jobs that require critical thinking).  

  • What is “Critical Thinking?” We’ll re-define Critical Thinking in practical terms.

  • We'll discuss some of the more effective Critical Thinking tools for evaluating human performance, equipment failures and program/process breakdowns.  

  • We'll discuss the critical thinking tools most commonly used in BlueDragon RCAs. 

  • We'll go over examples of how to critically review information to generate the best Lines of Inquiry.

  • A live webinar will follow to answer your questions and comments. 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

"Best training ever!  You've given me an exponential leg up with the BlueDragon Framework.  I think your method will revolutionize the industry!"

- February 2020

"I am recommending for implementation at TVA-Nuclear.  This is the most practical and effective tool I have seen. "

- February 2020

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