root cause


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root cause

The most fundamental, central, or basic causal element of something. Violence in this part of town is rampant, but the root cause is really poverty and the wide distribution of narcotics. You're never going to solve your company's financial issues if you can't identify the root cause of your flagging sales.
See also: cause, root
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The new automated method determines the most likely root cause using a "big data" technique.
The partnership will begin by working with nonprofit members of the Root Cause Peer Performance Exchange (PPE) and the Leadership Sustainability Institute for Black Male Achievement (LSI), co-led by Root Cause and PolicyLink.
Second, one of the major problems that practitioners of root cause analysis face is isolating the problem.
There was no method in place to call out any problem in the medication process and solve it to root cause quickly.
We cannot assume that our favorite root causes are the right ones.
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Since 2004, Root Cause has worked extensively with social innovators who demonstrate promising approaches to solving social problems.
A team performed a RCFA for several weeks and discovered that the root cause was worn out coupling bolts and missing bolts due to misalignment.
For example, data collection in actual clinical practice seldom follows the complete and carefully organized paths espoused by TQM, and the current level of technology does not permit full understanding of the root causes of many diseases.
Identifying the Root Cause of Vulnerabilities - AppScan was the first solution to provide actionable results for developers, with a remediation view that enabled developers to understand the root cause of the problem, not just the symptom.
I use the term RCPE because it is a waste of good initiatives and time to only find the root cause of a problem, but not fix it.
We wanted to implement a comprehensive system that would enable us to analyze product return data, track trends and get to the root cause of issues with extensive drill down capabilities.
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