Milwaukee Section 1202 Spring 2021:Root Cause Analysis

Roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work! To be effective, root cause analysis must be done “at the front lines”. Some root cause methods used today are complex and employees can feel like they must learn a whole new vocabulary to get to the root cause of a problem. In this course, you will have a chance to explore methods to teach any of your organization’s employees how to effectively conduct a root cause analysis for any type of business problem. Using tried and true P-D-C-A as a base model, you can teach everyone how to dig into a problem and get to the root cause. The methods explored in this course are based on small teams collaborating in person or virtually. You will have time to define and create your own plan to bring root cause methods to anyone in any type of business.

• Examine the PDCA cycle to understand why it works.
• Explore and try methods for the “D” in PDCA.
• Experiment, Reflect, Repeat
• Brainwriting Collaborations
• Define in-person and virtual applications and approaches for these methods in your work environment. o
• Storyboard Planning
• Positions and Interests Stakeholder Map

Participants will need to supply a regular deck of 52 playing cards to be used for one activity related to the Experiment, Reflect, Repeat method. Instructions for use of the cards will be given during the course.

About Jodi Medley-McMahon, MSEM

Jodi McMahon has over 30 years of consulting, managerial, and engineering experience with multi-national enterprises in several industries, including commercial equipment, electronics, plastics, and flexible packaging. As principal consultant with Flexible Quality Solutions, LLC, McMahon takes pride in helping clients in all aspects of business improvement. McMahon also works part-time for MRA, the management association, and teaches leadership and business improvement courses.

In the classroom, McMahon invites participants into the learning by offering ample opportunities to question and discuss the topics on the agenda. She believes the best learning happens when there is practice of concepts and reflection on use in order to improve the skills of the participant. She has been successfully delivering interactive and engaging virtual training for the past year.

McMahon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Valparaiso University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from MSOE. She is a Certified Principal Auditor for quality management systems through Exemplar Global and a senior member of ASQ. McMahon has received training as a Lean Sigma Black Belt. She is serving as the 2020 Past Chair of the ASQ Milwaukee Section 1202. She has been a member of the Milwaukee Section Education Team since 2016. She is a contributing author to the ASQ- published book The ASQ Supply Chain Management Primer.

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• Class size is limited to 50 registrations. Please register early.
• Registration cancellation, 2 weeks prior for refund.

Date & Time
Saturday March 20th, 2021 8:30am CDT
End Date & Time
Saturday March 20th, 2021 12:00pm CDT
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Nothing says "Wisconsin" like 35° "heat wave!" We hope you were all able to enjoy some of today's sunshine! Just dropping in to provide a quick update about our Spring Education Events starting next weekend, March 6.

ASQ Milwaukee is committed to exhibiting, promoting, and fostering excellence through quality. We recognize that the past 12 months have challenging, to say the least. So, in the spirit of serving our members, we're pleased to announce that ASQ Milwaukee is creating our own local stimulus package for our upcoming Spring Training Seminars on March 6, March 13, and March 20.
We're honored that you've been weathering this storm with us this past year, and we'd like to find another way to give back. So from now until registration deadlines, we'll be offering a 31% discount on all three dates for our spring training seminars. You can now register for each session for just $100! But hurry! Registration deadlines are fast approaching! If you previously registered, we will refund the difference in the amount paid.

Seminar date                                                                                         Registration deadlines

March 20 root cause analysis                                                                          March 6   

As always, please feel free reach out to us directly at with any questions or comments.
Thanks and Be Well,
Joe Manske, Section 1202 Chair,
and The Entire ASQ Milwaukee Leadership Team

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