10+ Types of Root Cause
John Spacey, February 06, 2017
Root cause is the initial, fundamental or underlying cause of an outcome. The term addresses the tendency for successes and failures to have both obvious causes and deeper causes that require analysis to uncover. It is common for problem solving and analysis to determine both a direct cause and a root cause for each problem. These can be one-and-the-same but often analysis determines a unique root cause. The following are common types of root cause.
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