BD-301A: BlueDragon Root Cause Analysis Certification Course for Practitioners (Operating Environments)
What You Will Learn :
- The Importance of Root Cause Analysis
- Regulations that Drive Root Cause Analysis
- Standard Problem Solving Methods
- Lean and Agile Concepts for Root Cause Analysis
According to the World Economic Forum, the top two skills that humans need to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution (i.e. the age of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence), are “Critical Thinking” and “Complex Problem Solving.” BlueDragon is a complex problem-solving method that is founded on developing the student’s critical thinking skills, coupled with innovative “Lean” and “Agile” tools and techniques that help to quickly and accurately identify the root causes and contributing factors that are causing human performance issues, equipment malfunctions, and organizational and programmatic breakdowns.
BlueDragon is accurate, scalable, flexible, and efficient, providing a framework that drives a highly disciplined and organized approach to gathering and analyzing data, developing lines of inquiry and conducting rigorous causal analysis to identify root causes and contributing factors in the most efficient manner. BlueDragon cuts many man-weeks from traditional root cause analyses and accident investigations. The process is also structured to eliminate much of the bias and undue influence that often plagues such analyses, making for repeatable results, and can be easily scaled down to conduct apparent cause evaluations or simple causal analyses. BlueDragon can also be used proactively to identify root causes before they cause significant events.
BlueDragon was developed and refined by its creator after more than 30 years as a root cause practitioner in the commercial nuclear power industry and the Federal Government. The method is simple to understand (not simplistic by design), and the workshops demystify root cause analysis and clear up many misconceptions about how root causes are identified. The workshops are conducted using an MBA approach with 15 case studies to allow participants to develop proficiency using critical thinking tools and the Lean and Agile techniques of the BlueDragon Complex Problem Solving Engine. BlueDragon does not require the use of proprietary software, making it affordable and arguably the most cost-effective method on the market.
Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report, 2016; based on a survey of business leaders from major global employers.
Who is this course for?
Management of all levels at Energy and DOD sites
Department of Energy employees
Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees
National Nuclear Security Organization employees
Lean Six Sigma practitioners: Master Black Belts, Black Belts, Green Belts
Root Cause & Apparent Cause Event investigators
Nuclear Safety and Management
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 (27 credit hours)