What It Is Used For
- To tunnel into the process to find the root cause of the process.
When to Use It
- During root cause analysis to help identify the root cause or to identify where data need to be collected.
- The term “Five-Whys” is a figurative term. A team might need more or less than five whys to tunnel down to the root cause of a problem.
- Be careful not to “lead” the questioning to a preconceived “why.”