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ASQ Root Cause Analysis 1- Day Course, Plymouth Meeting Area (ES244-2)

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Roy Kinkaid

ASQ RU: 0.8          Prerequisite: None required

Proposed Benefits:

Participants are taught tools (Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Is/Is Not Matrix) and techniques to determine the root cause of problems faced in any organization (manufacturing, service, healthcare, education) that result in customer dissatisfaction, waste and excessive cost.

In this one-day session, participants will learn an effective strategy and how to select and apply the right tools to uncover the underlying root causes of problem to assure that the real problem is addressed, solved and permanently corrected.

The ROI for a company comes from the application of the tools of root cause analysis that were taught and the participants application to a problem currently at their organization, returning value to their organization for the time and cost invested in training. The goal is to transition the methodology to the participants for continued application in their organization.

Class Details:

The Root Cause Analysis class is presented in a learn/apply method.

Classroom techniques will include lecture, exercises for quality tools taught, cases studies (industry dependent) and hands on application to a problem currently at the participants organization.

Root Cause Analysis Manual (which includes tool examples from ASQ publications), case study handouts, tool worksheets and the Goal/QPC Problem Solving Memory Jogger are provided.  Breaks and Lunch included in fee.

Topics to be covered:

  • Root Cause Analysis Overview and Definitions
  • Improvement Teams
  • The 7 Step Improvement Process
  • Describing the Problem
  • Gantt Chart
  • Cost of Quality
  • Process Maps
  • Potential Cause Identification
  • Brainstorming
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Fishbone
  • 5 Whys
  • Data Collection and Analysis Tools
  • Tree Diagram
  • Force Field Diagram
  • Improvement Plan
  • Pilot Test
  • Control Plan

We are going paperless. Course materials (Root Cause Manual) will be distribued via a USB drive. Please bring your laptop.

About the Instructor – Roy Kinkaidrkinka@hotmail.com

Roy Kinkaid is an independent quality consultant (25+ years of experience) with an extensive background in the implementation of various quality management systems – Six Sigma/Lean, Baldrige, Continuous Improvement, ISO and the Carnegie Mellon Capability Maturity Model. 

Roy has a degree in management/ statistics from Philadelphia University, certification in Six Sigma/Lean, and is a member of ASQ.

He has practical process improvement experience in manufacturing, non-profit, education, healthcare, service, software, and electronic commerce industries, helping companies to achieve six sigma quality performance levels.  In addition Roy has hands on experience with change management, coaching and the facilitation skills necessary to implement a quality program. He has extensive experience working in Europe, the UK and Asia.

Attendance, Registration, Refund, and Payment Details:

Textbooks and reference materials are included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. Some courses use instructor supplied material and these are included in the fee.

Section reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Substitutions after Registration are permitted. Inform Education Chairperson and/or Section Treasurer to ensure accurate attendance records.

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Refunds provided if class is not held.

Payment for the course is due by the first class session unless prior arrangements are made with the Section Education Chair or Section Treasurer.

Payment Options:

PayPal: Follow instructions on Registration page

Pay by Check: Make payable to ASQ Philadelphia Section 0505

Mail to:            ASQ Section 0505, Treasurer

                        c/o Stewart Roseman

                        1217 Hartranft Ave.

                         Fort Washington, PA 19034

Questions and emergency contact:  Roy Kinkaid 917-353-5342, rkinka@hotmail.com

General information:

This course is held during the day, lunch and morning and afternoon breaks are included in the fee. Emergency cancellation notification is to the mobile phone number you provided at registration.

FYI: This course can be held on-site at your company with a minimum of 6 or 8 attendees at a reduction from the classroom based fee.

The company must provide breaks and lunch and a suitable training area and projection equipment. The course curriculum, time and date are negotiated directly with the instructor. A proposal will be submitted based on the understanding of your requirements.

If interested, contact: Roy Kinkaid 917-353-5342, rkinka@hotmail.com


April 25
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Philadelphia Section – American Society for Quality


Regus Conference Center
325 Sentry Parkway Bldg. 5W Suite 200
Blue Bell, PA 19422 United States
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