The video above is from our FISH Methodology Course.
The 5 why technique is a simple and effective method of performing a root cause analysis. The approach is most often used with the cause and effect or fishbone diagram.
The 5 whys are performed by asking why five times and listening as shown in the picture above. To learn more about the 5 why analysis visit our post on our blog page "Listen to the Gemba" entitled, Why oh Why?
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