Getting to the Root of a Problem

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, and other business professionals who want to enhance their ability to solve business problems and make effective personal and organizational decisions


Expected Duration
27 minutes

Articulating a problem requires asking the right people the right questions. In this course, you’ll learn about identifying stakeholders, gaining their input and trust, and using analysis techniques to get to the root cause of a problem.


Framing the Problem You Need to Solve

  • identify different types of project stakeholders
  • effectively solicit stakeholder input on the impact of a problem by asking questions
  • recognize techniques for gaining trust from project stakeholders
  • match root causes of problems with the organizational level at which they typically occur
  • recognize how to investigate root causes of problems using 5 Whys analysis
  • recall the steps in using a fishbone diagram to investigate the root causes of a problem
  • use appropriate methods to get to the root cause of a problem





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