What is involved in 5 whys
Find out what the related areas are that 5 whys connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a 5 whys thinking-frame.
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To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which 5 whys related domains to cover and 94 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
5 whys, Causality, Cellular manufacturing, Continuous-flow manufacturing, Eight Disciplines Problem Solving, Five Ws, Ishikawa diagram, Iteration, Kaizen, Kanban, Necessity and sufficiency, Poka-yoke, Production leveling, Root cause, Root cause analysis, Sakichi Toyoda, Single-minute exchange of die, Six Sigma, Socratic method, Taiichi Ohno, Takt time, Total productive maintenance, Toyota, Toyota Production System, Why-Because analysis:
5 whys Critical Criteria:
Deliberate over 5 whys decisions and question.
– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your 5 whys activities?
– What are the business goals 5 whys is aiming to achieve?
– How much does 5 whys help?
Causality Critical Criteria:
Own Causality planning and find the ideas you already have.
– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if 5 whys does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?
– Is 5 whys Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?
– What is our 5 whys Strategy?
Cellular manufacturing Critical Criteria:
Adapt Cellular manufacturing results and intervene in Cellular manufacturing processes and leadership.
– Is maximizing 5 whys protection the same as minimizing 5 whys loss?
– What are current 5 whys Paradigms?
– Are there 5 whys Models?
Continuous-flow manufacturing Critical Criteria:
Troubleshoot Continuous-flow manufacturing decisions and drive action.
– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing 5 whys?
– How do we maintain 5 whyss Integrity?
Eight Disciplines Problem Solving Critical Criteria:
Look at Eight Disciplines Problem Solving goals and use obstacles to break out of ruts.
– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to 5 whys? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?
– How do your measurements capture actionable 5 whys information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?
– What are the short and long-term 5 whys goals?
Five Ws Critical Criteria:
Drive Five Ws quality and get out your magnifying glass.
– How do mission and objectives affect the 5 whys processes of our organization?
Ishikawa diagram Critical Criteria:
Accelerate Ishikawa diagram leadership and define Ishikawa diagram competency-based leadership.
– Can we add value to the current 5 whys decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?
– Among the 5 whys product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?
– Why is Customer Service substandard?
– Are we Assessing 5 whys and Risk?
Iteration Critical Criteria:
Dissect Iteration decisions and look at the big picture.
– First iteration. The plan for the team is then a list of prioritized features, and who is to perform the tasks of developing the features is decided on during the iteration. What is important in the kick-off meeting to enable feedback and learning?
– What can you research in iterations 3 and 4 to generate a list of capabilities with goals you can bring to Iteration Zero planning for v2?
– Does 5 whys analysis show the relationships among important 5 whys factors?
– What is the purpose of 5 whys in relation to the mission?
– Can the work be estimated in units of iterations?
– How many iterations are planned per meeting?
– Iteration zero: Who is involved?
– How many scenario per Iteration?
– Iteration planning: What is it?
– Iteration zero: What gets done?
– Why do multi-iteration design?
– Iteration zero: Why have one?
– How Long is an Iteration?
– How many scenarios per Iteration?
– How can we improve 5 whys?
– How Long is an Iteration?
Kaizen Critical Criteria:
Inquire about Kaizen adoptions and achieve a single Kaizen view and bringing data together.
– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its 5 whys processes?
– Does 5 whys analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?
Kanban Critical Criteria:
Boost Kanban governance and spearhead techniques for implementing Kanban.
– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a 5 whys project?
– Do the 5 whys decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?
– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom 5 whys project?
– What is the best online tool for Agile development using Kanban?
– Do we use kanban, and know how it compares to scrum?
– Does Kanban work for UX Design?
Necessity and sufficiency Critical Criteria:
Survey Necessity and sufficiency tasks and slay a dragon.
– In the case of a 5 whys project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a 5 whys project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any 5 whys project is implemented as planned, and is it working?
– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new 5 whys in a volatile global economy?
– Which 5 whys goals are the most important?
Poka-yoke Critical Criteria:
Guard Poka-yoke visions and achieve a single Poka-yoke view and bringing data together.
– Does 5 whys include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?
– In what ways are 5 whys vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?
Production leveling Critical Criteria:
Contribute to Production leveling results and assess and formulate effective operational and Production leveling strategies.
– Are there recognized 5 whys problems?
Root cause Critical Criteria:
Start Root cause visions and simulate teachings and consultations on quality process improvement of Root cause.
– Do we do Root Cause Analysis?
– How to deal with 5 whys Changes?
Root cause analysis Critical Criteria:
Face Root cause analysis projects and secure Root cause analysis creativity.
– What tools do you use once you have decided on a 5 whys strategy and more importantly how do you choose?
– How can you measure 5 whys in a systematic way?
Sakichi Toyoda Critical Criteria:
Bootstrap Sakichi Toyoda risks and spearhead techniques for implementing Sakichi Toyoda.
– What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective 5 whys leader?
– Have all basic functions of 5 whys been defined?
– What about 5 whys Analysis of results?
Single-minute exchange of die Critical Criteria:
Differentiate Single-minute exchange of die results and devise Single-minute exchange of die key steps.
– Consider your own 5 whys project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?
– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the 5 whys process?
– How do we go about Comparing 5 whys approaches/solutions?
Six Sigma Critical Criteria:
Tête-à-tête about Six Sigma planning and catalog Six Sigma activities.
– What process management and improvement tools are we using PDSA/PDCA, ISO 9000, Lean, Balanced Scorecard, Six Sigma, something else?
– How is Lean Six Sigma different from TOGAF Architecture?
– What are the barriers to increased 5 whys production?
– How can the value of 5 whys be defined?
Socratic method Critical Criteria:
Win new insights about Socratic method engagements and innovate what needs to be done with Socratic method.
– Are assumptions made in 5 whys stated explicitly?
– Is 5 whys Required?
Taiichi Ohno Critical Criteria:
Frame Taiichi Ohno outcomes and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Taiichi Ohno information.
– What is our formula for success in 5 whys ?
Takt time Critical Criteria:
Map Takt time decisions and question.
– Do those selected for the 5 whys team have a good general understanding of what 5 whys is all about?
Total productive maintenance Critical Criteria:
Powwow over Total productive maintenance failures and cater for concise Total productive maintenance education.
Toyota Critical Criteria:
Derive from Toyota results and attract Toyota skills.
– Toyota is the role model and the most highly developed example of the potency of systems thinking and action learning in its broadest sense. but why, if the tps is so successful, is toyota along with its circle of suppliers still almost the lone manufacturing example?
– Agile project management with Scrum derives from best business practices in companies like Fuji-Xerox, Honda, Canon, and Toyota. Toyota routinely achieves four times the productivity and 12 times the quality of competitors. Can Scrum do the same for globally distributed teams?
– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of 5 whys into the services that we provide?
Toyota Production System Critical Criteria:
Guard Toyota Production System decisions and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Toyota Production System is getting what it needs.
– Is 5 whys dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?
Why-Because analysis Critical Criteria:
Explore Why-Because analysis engagements and transcribe Why-Because analysis as tomorrows backbone for success.
– How will we insure seamless interoperability of 5 whys moving forward?
– Why are 5 whys skills important?
This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the 5 whys Self Assessment:
Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
5 whys External links:
5 Whys – A Problem Solving Technique – Revolution …
[PDF]“The 5 Whys” – Massachusetts Department of …
Causality External links:
Causality – definition of causality by The Free Dictionary
Causality 2 – Unblocked Games – Google Sites
Causality Assessment Tools – Search Livertox Database
Cellular manufacturing External links:
[PDF]Cellular Manufacturing Layout Design
[PDF]Work Cells and Cellular Manufacturing
Cellular Manufacturing – GVL Poly
Continuous-flow manufacturing External links:
What is CONTINUOUS-FLOW MANUFACTURING? What …
Five Ws External links:
Browse and Read Five Ws Five Ws five ws – kubiwo.de
Browse and Read Five Ws Five Ws five ws – anlene.de
Five Ws news, features and videos – WOW.com
Ishikawa diagram External links:
What is Ishikawa Diagram? – Definition from Techopedia
Ishikawa Diagram – Investopedia
Iteration External links:
Iteration – definition of iteration by The Free Dictionary
Iteration Planning – Scaled Agile Framework
Innovation and Planning Iteration – Scaled Agile Framework
Kaizen External links:
Kaizen Creates a Culture of Continuous Improvement
What Is Kaizen? | Graphic Products
Kaizen Foam & Foam Accessories | The Pelican Store
Kanban External links:
What is a Kanban Board? | LeanKit
Add columns on your Kanban board – VSTS & TFS | …
What is Kanban? | LeanKit
Necessity and sufficiency External links:
Logical necessity and sufficiency in medicine – …
[M06] Necessity and sufficiency – University of Hong Kong
Poka-yoke External links:
Production leveling External links:
Production leveling – YouTube
Heijunka | Production Leveling and Smoothing
Production leveling by Luisa Navarro on Prezi
Root cause External links:
The Root Cause – Dr. Izabella Wentz
[PDF]The Importance of Root Cause Analysis During …
Root Cause Analysis | AHRQ Patient Safety Network
Root cause analysis External links:
[PDF]Root Cause Analysis – Washington State University
Root Cause Analysis – VA National Center for Patient Safety
Root Cause Analysis | AHRQ Patient Safety Network
Sakichi Toyoda External links:
Sakichi Toyoda – YouTube
The Story of Sakichi Toyoda | Toyota Industries Corporation
The American Innovator – The story of Sakichi Toyoda – …
Six Sigma External links:
What is Lean Six Sigma?
Six Sigma – Official Site
Lean Six Sigma Training & Certification – GoLeanSixSigma…
Socratic method External links:
The Socratic Method | University of Chicago Law School
Socratic Method – YouTube
[PDF]The Socratic Method as an Approach to Learning and …
Taiichi Ohno External links:
Taiichi Ohno biography, quotes and books | ToolsHero
Taiichi Ohno on the Toyota Production System – YouTube
Taiichi Ohno | The Economist
Takt time External links:
Takt Time in the Lean Lexicon
Takt Time | iSixSigma
Takt Time Calculation – Takt Time Calculator
Total productive maintenance External links:
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
Total Productive Maintenance Certification
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) – Vorne
Toyota External links:
Toyota Enterprise Security Service – Login
Beaverton Toyota | CLEAR – Complete Transparency
Southeast Toyota Finance
Toyota Production System External links:
Toyota Production System in the Lean Lexicon
Lean Six Sigma and the Toyota Production System
Toyota Production System (TPS) Terminology
Why-Because analysis External links:
AG RVS – Why-Because Analysis