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BlueDragon
Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA)
"Leading Problem-Solving Into the 21st Century"
HCA Provides the Leadership Skills Required for the 21st Century: 
Critical Thinking and Complex Problem-Solving 

Accurately Identify What's Actually Causing Your Problems

Stop Recurring Events and Reduce Corrective Action Backlogs

Return Wasted Time and Money to Mission Critical Tasks

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PROBLEM: Our leaders' inability to solve recurring problems are costing industries $Trillions of dollars, on average, each year.  Because most organizations don't have the skills needed to solve complex, human-centric problems in modern, socio-technical work environments.

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One of the primary reasons for these staggering costs is that traditional problem-solving tools and techniques still in use today across many industries, such as the 5-Whys and the Fishbone, were developed in the 1930s and 1940s and have not evolved. 

 

Traditional Root Cause Analysis and problem solving methods are highly inefficient, often taking months to complete.  They tie up valuable resource and stop too soon, failing to get to the deepest-seated root causes of complex and wicked problems.

Think of the telephones, televisions and radios from the 1930s and 40s; with all of the advances in those industries, would you continue to use those antiquated tools?  

SOLUTION: We have re-designed how complex problems are solved, taking into account 21st century advancements and a better understanding of human-centered problems and the socio-technical environments that we work in.

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INTRODUCING
The BlueDragon Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA) Methodology

Why do we call it "Hyper-Integrated"?

 

  • HCA takes an integrated look at the applicable systems and subsystems that are creating the problem, using 21st century advancements in systems theory, high performing organization principles, and our understanding of modern, socio-technical work environments.
     

  • HCA also integrates the best features of traditional problem solving tools and techniques, and eliminates the wasted time and energy spent on problem solving teams. 

WITH HCA, EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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HCA is for solving human-centric problems that cannot be solved by math and science alone.

Solving human-centric problems in modern socio-technical work environments takes specialized skills that Engineers, Scientists and Leaders are not taught in mainstream academia. 

 

What are human-centric problems?  They are a complicated mix of (1) human behavioral factors, (2) the human interface with the physical world around them (i.e. equipment, materials and tools), and (3) the human interactions with their socio-technical work environments (e.g.: complex organizations and infrastructures; computer applications & the internet of things; regulations, processes and procedures; big data and business analytics; and ever-changing cultural norms).      

 

HCA was specifically designed for tackling tame, complex and even wicked human-centric problems in modern, socio-technical work environments, and uncovering their deepest-seated causes. 

HCA is an innovative problem-solving methodology that helps your team perform at peak efficiency

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BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE LEADER

Effective leadership is essential for any business to thrive. One of the more important leadership traits is the ability to critically analyze situations and lead problem-solving efforts. HCA helps create strong problem-solving management teams that solve complex, human-centric problems, and drive down recurring events and significant event investigation backlogs. HCA's foundations includes Critical Thinking, Systems Thinking and the 5 principles of High Reliability Organizations and should be part of any Management & Leadership Development Training. 

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RECOVER LOST TIME

The inability to solve complex, human-centric problems in a timely manner is one of the main reasons organizations experience recurring events and significant event investigation backlogs. Traditional root cause analysis and investigation methods can take as much as 6 months or more for significant events or problems.  HCA is extremely efficient; most significant investigations are completed in under 6 weeks. Most clients find a significant Return on Investment (ROI) just on the time savings associated with completing root cause and other assessments and investigations. 

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RECOVER LOST REVENUE

Saving and recovering revenue is one of the primary reasons organizations are seeking out BlueDragon HCA training and problem-solving services. Learn how HCA can be used proactively to evaluate vulnerable programs and processes, as well as to identify the causes of poor performance and to build a case for recovering the funds due to an underperforming contractor. One government agency used an HCA Comprehensive Investigation to identify the causes of a poor performing contractor and to seek reimbursement of over $100 million dollars.    

HCA is a scalable methodology for solving tame, complex and even wicked problems, and conducting audits, assessments, and vulnerability studies.  HCA is in use at some of the most technically challenging sites in the world.

Just ask our clients!

BlueDragon HCA is in use at most of the Department of Energy's National Laboratories and the Nuclear Weapons Complex.  Below is a partial list of our clients and their testimonials.

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READ WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
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WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“Rob has done for cause analysis what Motorola did for Six Sigma; clearly and concisely bundled proven RCA tools into an effective method encompassing critical thinking, visual information, and succinct communication of a problem and its deepest seated causes."

- Mark Anderson,

Sandia National Laboratory 

(April 2021)

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