Introduction to the RATIO model and Event Mapping

taught by CoThink Academy (En)

Course description

Hi!

In this free course you will first discover both the principles behind CoThink's very complete RATIOnal problem solving model and the key methodologies that are used in each of the 5 steps:



Following this, you will discover the principles behind CoThink's Event mapping methodolgy,  which forms the backbone of the whole RATIO approach. A proprietary methodology developed and constantly improved by CoThink over the last 10 years, it combines the best of several other problem solving methods such as Fault Tree Analysis, Barrier Analysis and the 5 Why approach.


By definition, the occurrence of a complex problem or major incident is almost always a consequence of multiple causes, contributing circumstances and broken barriers. When dealing with such situations, Event Mapping helps to structure all of the available information about the conditions that lead to this Event and develop a very visual and easy to communicate synthesis.

Furthermore, when dealing with major incidents, the strong emphasis placed on the consequences of the problem in the construction of an Event Map ensures that Effects and/or potential Effects requiring mitigating actions are quickly identified and dealt with.

Following this initial overall problem evaluation step, which can include multiple cause-effect chains,  the Event Map provides a framework to decide where deeper analysis is required: eg. the identification of an unknown technical cause using the IS-IS NOT Problem Analysis methodology or understanding human errors using Human Factor Analysis.

When these problem evaluation steps are complete, the Event Map is then used to facilitate the generation of possible solutions and for monitoring the progressive implementation of the chosen solutions.

The collaborative creation of this highly structured synthesis helps to focus the stakeholder’s attention on the realities of the problem situation rather than arguing about who is right or wrong. In this manner, it greatly facilitates structured and creative efforts to find real solutions to the real problems.

This means that apart from being a highly effective problem solving tool, it is also a highly effective visual communication tool, both internally and externally with your customers and business partners.

We hope and expect that you will come away from this course with new insights about complex problem solving and the benefits of rational, fact based thinking processes to quickly converge on the most probable root causes of any problem situation. Enjoy!

The CoThink team.




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Instructor

CoThink Academy (En)
CoThink Academy (En)
Senior Instructors

All instructors from CoThink gained their problem solving experience by doing it as part of their job either in Industry: Food, Pharma, Steel, Chemicals, Mechanical Construction.. or in the I.T.,  Transportation,  Energy  sectors etc. 

Besides that, all of us believe deeply  in the benefits of structured processes where methodologies provide  a common language and where visualisation greatly facilitates working together. It’s our passion to facilitate and train people, making your workplace a safer, better and more motivating place to be.

For more information, see our website www.cothinkacademy.com and/or contact: donna.oleary@cothink.com

Reviews (6)

by chris kasten

nice

by Coen K
good course mate

RATIO model and Event Mapping

by Monika Ivanova
The course gives a good overview of the processes used to apply the model. Some more practical examples may be useful for the users that are encountering this process for the first time .
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by chris kasten

nice

by Coen K
good course mate

RATIO model and Event Mapping

by Monika Ivanova
The course gives a good overview of the processes used to apply the model. Some more practical examples may be useful for the users that are encountering this process for the first time .

Introduction to the RATIO model and Event Mapping

by Fred Hafner
Great Course!

Very complete approch to problem solving

by Donald O'Brien
Apart from the structured approach to overall problem evaluation, I really liked the visual management dimension of Event Mapping

by Henk de Tombe