March 20, 2014

How Your Team Can Perform RCA Faster

Helix ALM
Happy developerYour team's schedule is already jam packed, and more projects are coming in. On top of it all, you've started conducting root cause analyses on all P1 and P2 defects, and it's eating up too much valuable time. Your team is starting to rebel, and upper management is pressuring you to either speed up the analysis cycle or drop the practice entirely. The thing is, you believe in the value of RCA and don't want to abandon it. Well, you don't have to. If you're using manual methods to perform root cause analyses, an automated product development tool can help make the RCA process faster—while exposing gaps and errors that might otherwise have been missed. An automated product development solution can reduce the amount of time spent on RCA, RCCA, code reviews, and other quality improvement efforts. By automatically tracking the product development data needed for process analysis, design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and similar reports, such solutions can cut development costs while improving time to market. Best suited for facilitating RCA and RCCA are product development solutions that give teams the ability to define, capture, and follow the links between requirements and other project artifacts. This can make the RCA process faster and easier, because the data needed to track a problem to its root cause in the process is just a few clicks away. Such solutions also make it easy to analyze the impact of corrective actions taken in response to a root cause analysis, as well as automating traceability matrices and other key reports. You can easily analyze the impact of corrective actions and continually evaluate their effectiveness as processes continue to change and grow in complexity. For an in-depth look at how TestTrack, Seapine's automated product development solution, can help speed up the RCA process, download our  Using Root Cause Analysis and TestTrack for Powerful Defect Prevention white paper.