Pernicious Simplistic Approach to Data

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This attractive, simple approach to measurement is probably not helpful and likely harmful.

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Root Cause - time for a metaphor reflection

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Recently, root cause analysis (RCA) has been he subject to review and critique.

I think we would be better served if we approached our analysis with more consistency to the metaphor. A root is a system — often fibrous, tangled and more dispersed than we imagine. It's also underground and when difficult to ever know when it ends. Furthermore, a root system very often will relies on microbial symbiosis — a dynamic process not discoverable with cursory examination.

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