5 Why Analysis
Stubborn or recurrent problems are often symptoms of deeper issues. Quick fixes may seem convenient, but they often solve only the surface issues and waste resources that could otherwise be used to tackle the real cause. 5 Whys is a simple but powerful tool for cutting quickly through the outward symptoms of a problem to reveal its underlying causes so that you can deal with it once and for all. The method is remarkably simple: when a problem occurs, you drill down to its root cause by asking Why? five times. Then, when a counter-measure becomes apparent, you follow it through to prevent the issue from recurring. You can use 5 Whys for troubleshooting, quality improvement, and problem-solving, but it is most effective when used to resolve simple or moderately difficult problems. The tool’s simplicity gives it great flexibility and 5 Whys combines well with other methods and techniques, such as Root Cause Analysis. It is often associated with Lean Manufacturing, where it is used to identify and eliminate wasteful practices. It is also used in the analysis phase of the Six Sigma quality improvement methodology.
Unravel the mystery behind a particular problem or situation in your company and bring innovative solutions to problems with the help of our ready-made 5 Why Analysis PowerPoint template. The 5 Why Analysis is an interactive and interrogative frame that analyses the cause and effect relationship of a problem. It helps to determine the root cause of a problem through multiple angles and can be used in conjunction with a gap analysis template that compares actual performance up against expected performance. This template will primarily be useful to plant managers and shop managers. You can use the slides of this template when preparing a new quality management system or introducing new technologies in production based on in-depth analysis of the problems being solved. This template can also be used by team leaders when discussing with team members the reasons behind schedule delays or analyzing methods for solving complex problems. Project managers can use this template when analyzing project timing mismatches with targets. Economists and financiers can also use this template when preparing an analysis of the financial performance of a company and preparing methods to increase profits or reduce costs. Also, this template will be useful for business coaches and university teachers when preparing courses on cost management or analyzing the effectiveness of the company.
All the slides in the 5 whys template emphasize the whys and whats so as to help analyse the cause of the problem and then get to the root of the problem. You can also combine this with our root cause analysis template which clearly illustrates cause and effect scenarios. The last slide with color-coded arrow callout focuses more on the root cause of the problem, description of the problem and potential impact. Here the presenter can describe the root causes and talk about their potential impact. 5 Why Analysis Template consists of four slides that have all the tools you need to build a professional presentation. You can independently change the arrangement of blocks, color and size of infographics, type and size of the font in accordance with your corporate requirements. This template will be a worthy addition to your collection of professional presentations.