Engineering Continuing Education
217 Ramsay Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Tools for Problem Solving
Location: Distance Learning Course
2016-2017 On-line Individual: $160.00
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The usual responsibilities of an engineer or manager include problem solving and/or process troubleshooting. Using established and logical techniques can improve problem-solving skills. Becoming better problem solvers allows us to become more effective engineers or managers and increases our value to an organization.
Effective problem solving requires an organized approach, knowledgeable problem solvers, teamwork and the appropriate tools. There are a number of recognized approaches in use today. Tools for Problem Solving—Getting to the Root Cause(s) focuses on the simple tools of problem solving. Getting to the root cause instead of just treating symptoms is the goal of effective problem solving. The eight simple tools presented in this course are often overlooked or not used as we ‘jump’ to conclusions about a problem solution, or reach for more ‘exotic’ tools!
Tools for Problem Solving—Getting to the Root Cause(s) is intended to provide practical information that will enable you and your organization develop and implement an effective approach to problem solving that helps you:
Tools for Problem Solving—Getting to the Root Cause(s) is a practical course that uses real world examples. It is intended to provide an understanding of using the tools of problem solving by looking into several scenarios and using the methodology to lead to solutions.
The instructor for Tools for Problem Solving—Getting to the Root Cause(s), Davis M. Woodruff, PE, CMC, has over three decades of real world experience with clients on 3 continents and in 35 states. He uses a practical approach based on ‘real world’ experiences.
The learning objectives are for participants to:
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