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5 Whys Template

5 Whys Template

5 Whys for DMAIC

5 Whys for DMAIC

5 Whys Template for Design Thinking

5 Whys Template for Design Thinking

5 whys analysis

5 whys analysis

Cause and Effect Diagram for DMAIC

Cause and Effect Diagram for DMAIC

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Guide and Best Practices

5 whys analysis is a root cause analysis tool that is used to dig into a problem to find out its central cause. Asking ‘why’ five times allows you to get to the bottom of an issue and uncover more insight needed to generate a solution.

How to conduct a 5 whys analysis

  • Gather a team of employees who are involved in carrying out the process. They could be from multiple departments.
  • Discuss the problem with the team. Establish the scope of the issues that is under investigation. Once things have been clarified, create a problem statement.
  • Assign someone to facilitate the session, ask questions and guide the team in finding the causes.
  • Ask ‘why’ as many times (ideally 5 times) as needed until the team has found the root cause.
  • A Creately 5 whys analysis template will help you take record of the information during the session. Once the diagram is complete, you can easily share it with other team members or stakeholders and get their opinion as well.
  • Once the causes have been identified, it would be easier to come up with the corrective actions you need to take.
  • Using an action plan, you can plan out the corrective steps. Assign someone to monitor and report the progress once the solution is applied.

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