Corrective Action and Root Cause Analysis

Prerequisites:

  • None

Course Outcomes:

The student should be familiar with the basic concepts and steps required for performing a root cause analysis, and should understand the importance and methods used for corrective action.

Why learn Corrective Action and Root Cause Analysis?

Successfully building systems such as CubeSats or any space payload project requires having the ability to detect and correct problems. The immediate cause of a problem is usually symptomatic of a deeper underlying issue, and fixing it only means that the problem will arise again. Root Cause Analysis will help you and your team to detect underlying causes and fix them so they do not occur again.

Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to Root Cause Analysis
  2. Identifying the Root Cause
  3. Corrective Action