It was an absolute pleasure to read “Root Cause Analysis; Improving Performance for Bottom Line Results”, Fifth Edition by Mark Latino, Bob Latino & Kenneth Latino. My brain was taken on a journey about the foundations of reliability, its implementation (at a time when it was an unheard of experience) and a greater appreciation of Root Cause Analysis. It was quite an experience!
The Latinos provide an almost forensic examination of the term Root Cause Analysis, its origins the various methods (inclusive of 5 Why, Fish Bone and Logic Tree). The pros and cons of each of the methods are discussed in great detail and allows the reader to become fully aware of each of the tools and the most appropriate instances in which they can be used.