High Reliability Problem Solving


This 2 day course is designed to provide participants with a structured methodology for uncovering and addressing the causes of problems in business processes through multi-functional, multi-level teams. This methodology is equally applicable to Administrative, Service, Design & Development, Manufacturing and Delivery processes. Participants will learn how to be part of a team of employees focused on achieving rapid resolution to identified problems across the entire organization.


Held in a traditional classroom setting, this course provides a “recipe” approach to solving problems with existing business processes.

Participants will learn when to apply this industry-wide standard problem-solving approach.  This is also an excellent approach for addressing the corrective action requirements of ISO9000, TS16949, AS9100, ITIL, ISO20000 and more.

Participants will learn the elements of customer-focused problem solving. Using a team approach, they will learn how to contain the problem, how to apply interim and permanent corrective actions.  A key part of this effort also includes the verification that the solutions work, and then validating their solutions with the end user.  They will learn how to create process flow diagrams and then look for cause & effect relationships within the process to see how the different steps in any process impact output.

Participants will learn through classroom lectures and discussions, analysis of a real-life case-study and team breakouts on the use of specific tools.

What You Will Learn

  • Irreversible problem-solving skills
  • The elements of customer-focused problem solving.
  • How to contain a problem, how to apply interim and permanent corrective actions.
  • When to apply the HRPS problem solving approach.
  • How to create process flow diagrams and then look for cause and effect relationships within the process to see how the different steps in any process impact output.
  • How to verify that the implemented solutions are effective at resolving the problem.
  • How to validate solutions with the end user.
  • How to incorporate lessons learned across the entire organization.

Training Outcomes

Graduates will have an understanding of, and be able to effectively use the High Reliability Problem Solving approach to resolve problems or customer complaints.  They will be able to contain a problem until a permanent corrective solution is found.  Graduates will also know how to verify the effectiveness of the implemented solution, and validate the solution.

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