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Comparative Analysis – AKA “What Is – What Isn’t”

What It Is Used For

  • To focus a problem-solving team on a problem.

When to Use It

  • To help get to the root cause of a problem.

Important Notes

  • It is just as important to answer what the problem isn’t as it is to answer what the problem is. This directs the problem-solving team on where to look for the root cause and where not to look.

Comparative Analysis (What is? What isn't?)