BlueDragon Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA)
The most advanced root cause methodology for solving complex, human-centric
problems in modern socio-technical working environments
Recurring problems are costing regulated industries $Trillions of dollars, on average, each year.   

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

Recurring problems are costing regulated industries $Trillions of dollars, on average, each year. What kind of problems does HCA solve?

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Human-centric problems, which cannot be solved by math and science alone.

Problems that can be solved using Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics, etc. are for Scientists and Engineers; the experts in those fields.  Human-centric problems are a complex mix of human factors and at-risk behaviors, equipment interface issues, and latent organizational & programmatic weaknesses. These require expertise in root cause analysis and methodologies such as HCA that were specifically designed for uncovering the deepest-seated causes of human-centric problems in socio-technical systems. 

Many of the traditional RCA tools and methodologies in use today have been around since the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s and have not evolved to account for the complex interactions found in today's complex, socio-technical systems.  

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If your team is experiencing recurring events, growing corrective action backlogs and wasting time and money on non-mission critical tasks:

YOUR TRADITIONAL ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS METHODS ARE OUTDATED

INTRODUCING

Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA)

A MODERN, LEAN, AGILE, ACCURATE, SCALABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE METHOD

FOUNDED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF CRITICAL THINKING

WITH HCA, EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

HCA IS ANCHORED BY CRITICAL THINKING
Critical Thinking is one of the most important skills we will need to thrive in the age of Artificial Intelligence. 

HCA is the most advanced methodology for solving a wide range of complex, human-centric problems using a highly scalable framework. HCA combines the best features of many traditional tools and techniques into a lean and agile approach that achieves excellent results with amazing speed and accuracy. On average, investigations for most complex problems can be completed in 5 to 10 days, rather than the usual 2 to 6 months. HCA also allows us to conduct "rapid investigations" for low level events can be completed in as little as 2 to 3 hours.  Welcome to next-gen root cause analysis! 

BlueDragon HCA is not an app and there is no software or licenses to buy.  We believe in teaching the principles of Critical Thinking as the foundation for complex problem-solving.

 

Critical thinking is becoming a lost skill. Mainstream education systems have not done enough to teach critical thinking skills...they are largely focused on teaching to the minimum standardized testing standards.  We should be teaching critical thinking and problem solving in grade schools, middle schools and high schools, and include the practical application of complex problem solving and critical thinking skills in every college curriculum. For more details on our research on Critical Thinking, click on the link.  

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Many organizations are spending extra time and money dealing with nagging problems and recurring events. HCA helps to quickly and efficiently find and address the true root causes of your problems, so you can prevent recurrence and get back to your mission critical tasks.

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We Understand Your Frustration...

At BlueDragon, we understand how frustrating it is to have recurring events and high corrective action backlogs due to less than effective causal analysis, which is why we created the BlueDragon Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving Method. 

...and We Can Help
  • We are former managers and regulators of nuclear power plants and the nuclear weapons complex.

  • Our staff has a combined 80 years of experience in helping commercial nuclear sites, the Departments of Energy and Defense, and many other clients in regulated and unregulated industries. 

  • Our clients include the DOE National Labs, the Nuclear Weapons Complex and the Department of Defense. 

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ONLINE TRAINING

Online training has been brought to the forefront in recent months and is now more important than ever.  Online training provides organizations a cost-effective way to continue to provide its employees with high quality training to build their skills and knowledge from any location. 

We are adding online training content almost by the day so please check our website frequently and join BlueDragon Nation, our community where you can keep up to date with the latest information.  

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LIVE WORKSHOPS

Our live workshops are the best way to develop the skills and proficiency needed to be an effective root cause analyst. 

Public workshops offer a cost-effective way for small groups or individuals to receive training and allows companies to audit the course prior to selecting an RCA method.​  

Privately hosted workshops held at your location at a time convenient to your organization quickly gets your whole team on the same page and saves travel costs.  

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VIRTUAL COACHING/MENTORING

Virtual Coaching and Mentoring is an important aspect of your growth and development as a person or as an organization.  We support you in your path towards mastering critical thinking and complex problem solving, as well as providing advice to teams in their efforts to solve specific problems or to review their progress and final reports before submittal to government agencies or clients.  

BlueDragon HCA is in use at most of the Department of Energy's National Laboratories and the Nuclear Weapons Complex.  If it's good enough for Rocket Scientists...

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READ WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“Rob has done for cause analysis what Motorla 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)