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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

The Anatomy of a ‘Failure’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Where does ‘failure’ come from? Why do some things not go as we planned? When bad things happen, at that time, it can be chaotic
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

EasyRCA Continues To Grow Its Features, Customer Base, & Strategic Partnerships.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Our newest software offering, EasyRCA, continues to grow with both an increasing user base as well as with strategic partnerships. One example is a partnership
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

RCA Principal Analysts vs Subject Matter Experts: What’s the Difference?

Reading Time: 11 minutes Abstract: An undesirable event occurs (fancy term for unexpected failure) a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is triggered. This usually means what occurred is a severe
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

‘Facebook’ Maintenance & Reliability: The Illusion of Performance

Reading Time: 10 minutes Abstract: I used to be on Facebook many years ago in an effort to keep up with old friends. However, I began to realize the
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Chronic Failures: Treasures in Plain Sight

Reading Time: 6 minutes Chronic Failures = Hidden Treasures When we look at the widely used and misunderstood tool of Root Cause Analysis (RCA), we should reflect its interpretation
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

Is the Human Being Really an “Asset”?

Reading Time: 3 minutes We often hear our organizations referring to their workforce as their greatest ‘asset’. But are they really? Let’s first define ‘asset’ from a financial perspective:
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Post-Its: Their Love/Hate Relationship With RCA… Solutions Exist!

Reading Time: 9 minutes WE LOVE OUR POST-ITS! When I’m asked who our primary competitors are, I quickly and simply reply ‘Post-Its’
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Panning for Gold: Analyzing Chronic Failures

Reading Time: 3 minutes The majority of times that a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is ‘required’ is often due to some type of threshold of pain being met. Someone
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Proactive RCA: How to Break the Chains of Restraining Paradigms About RCA

Reading Time: 5 minutes Traditionally RCA is only utilized after an event has occurred, so how can one call it proactive? This perception is explored through trying to understand
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Germination of a Failure-Why Does Stuff Really Break Down? (Q&A Part 2)

Reading Time: 4 minutes I recently presented a webinar for SMRP and Empowering Pumps, on the title above. There were several questions, post-presentation, that I felt were worthy of expanding on
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Germination of a Failure – Why Does Stuff Really Break Down? (Q&A Part 1)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently presented a webinar for SMRP and Empowering Pumps, on the title above. There were several questions, post-presentation, that I felt were worthy of expanding on in
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Error: Is it a Cause or an Outcome? (Trick Question)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Trick question, it’s neither! When we hear people use the term ‘error’ it is normally associated with being the cause of some type of bad
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