BlueDragon is a Modern, Revolutionary
Complex Problem Solving Methodology
BlueDragon Helps You Create a Strong Problem Solving Culture

Spend More Time and Resources on the Mission

Accurately Identify What's Actually Causing Your Problems

Prevent Events from Recurring and Reduce Your Backlogs

ORGANIZATIONS OFTEN WONDER WHY THEY DON'T GET TO

THE ROOT CAUSES OF SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS

Most of the methods, tools and techniques being used for root cause analysis were created over 50 years ago! 

There are too many tools to select from and they are not used often enough to acquire and maintain proficiency.

Management is frustrated because problems are recurring in spite of best efforts to find and eliminate the causes.

TRANSFORM YOUR TEAMS INTO OUTSTANDING 

CRITICAL THINKERS AND PROBLEM-SOLVERS

We at BlueDragon understand that Managers want their staff to be fantastic at solving problems and at getting to the root causes of their issues, so that they can prevent them from recurring. To do that, they need an effective problem solving method that is easy to learn and can quickly and accurately get them to the deepest-seated causes of a problem or event.

We designed a modern problem-solving method that is 
 fast, accurate and flexible; we removed the mystery of how root causes are identified, and we gave analysts the confidence they needed to tackle their most complex human-centric problems.

WE BLEW UP DECADES OLD PARADIGMS

  • The BlueDragon Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving Method changes decades-old paradigms and makes root cause analysis more accurate and efficient.  

  • The BlueDragon Hyper-integrated Causal Analysis approach to root cause analysis is truly groundbreaking and a modern approach that provides accurate and amazingly fast results.  

  • Very few methods are capable of handling the most complex problems, and none are able to complete a comprehensive root cause of the most serious program breakdowns or multiple equipment failures in just two weeks. 

  • The vast majority of BlueDragon root causes take just one week to complete the analysis.  BlueDragon power users consider it the greatest advancement in causal analysis since Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa introduced his Fishbone diagram at the University of Tokyo in 1943. 

  • Using the revolutionary BlueDragon Framework, causal analysts can tackle any problem of any level of complexity, avoiding the need for multiple tools and methods as the significance of an event changes from simple the most complex. 

 

WE DEMYSTIFIED ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS

  • Learn the difference between Data Analysis and Causal Analysis and how to develop insights from the results of any data analysis and incorporate those insights into the causal analysis. 

  • Understand what goes into "Critical Thinking" and how to apply critical thinking tools as the foundation for problem-solving. 

  • Understand the fundamentals of root cause analysis, including the basic building blocks of cause and effect and 5-Whys, cause trees, and the fundamental approach of most root cause methods. 

  • Understand how the "Anatomy of an Event" prompts us to look for latent weaknesses in the right areas, and that every event is an opportunity to identify and address as many latent weaknesses as possible. 

WE SIMPLIFIED ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS

 
  • Learn how to use a single, scalable framework to conduct simple cause analysis, apparent cause analysis or root cause analysis. Using a single method to handle a large range of events allows analysts to develop and maintain proficiency.   

  • Learn how BlueDragon integrates many tools that have been traditionally been used separately, including: barrier analysis, comparative timeline analysis, change analysis, task analysis, events & causal factors charting and the fishbone.  

  • Learn the Lean and Agile techniques that are used to make the BlueDragon complex problem-solving process extremely efficient, including: less use of critical resources, the elimination of almost all note-taking, and the dramatic reduction of lengthy validation, review and approval and report-writing processes.  The average time to complete a BlueDragon root cause analysis by our trained specialists is 4.5 days.  

  • Learn to use the BlueDragon Framework can be used as a story board to efficiently discuss the results of the analysis, to easily defend your analysis and to eliminate having to write a lengthy report.  

WE SHOW HOW TO CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE DEEPEST-SEATED CAUSES 

 
  • Understand how the traditional definitions of "Root Cause" have inadvertently caused root cause analysis efforts to stop too soon, preventing us from identifying the deepest-seated causes. 

  • Learn where we should look for latent weaknesses using the "Anatomy of an Event."

  • Learn how to develop great Lines of Inquiry based on the critical review of available information/evidence and data analysis, and to attack a problem from multiple perspectives that include: human factors, programs and procedures, organizations, working environments, equipment/tools/material interfaces, and management & oversight interfaces. 

  • Learn how to use Socratic Questioning (i.e. it's like 5-Why's on steroids) to conduct cause and effect analysis. 

  • Learn how to look for common causes, and how to identify and validate the root causes.

  • Learn about mistake proofing and effective actions to prevent recurrence of identified root causes.  

  • Understand how the traditional definitions of "Root Cause" have also created "blind-spots," eliminating the need to conduct Extent of Cause Reviews (many clients confuse Extent of Condition with Extent of Cause)

 

BLUEDRAGON SAVES BUCKETS OF TIME AND RESOURCES

  • Through the integration of many analysis tools that are traditionally conducted separately, as well as through the use of Lean and Agile techniques, the average time to complete a BlueDragon root cause analysis is approximately one week

  • Subject Matter Experts are used sparingly (usually less than two hours each) and are not required to be tied up as a full-time team member.  

  • The BlueDragon Framework is completely scalable, so you don't have to switch tools when an event is elevated to a higher significance level mid-way through the investigation.  

  • The BlueDragon Framework can be (should be) used proactively upon the identification of a negative trend, to uncover the root causes before they result in a significant event.  

  • BlueDragon Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving is an advanced method that more accurately identifies the true deepest-seated causes of events, issues or trends, helping organizations to spend their time and resources on correcting the right things. 

  • BlueDragon is one of the most effective methods for investigating Industrial Safety incidents because it forces us to look far deeper than the human errors that often trigger the events.  

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.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR LESS THAN EFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAMS

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