5 Whys Template

Updated: 11/16/2017
5 Whys Template
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What are the 5 Whys

By Nathanael Okhuysen

When something goes wrong, especially in a large organization, there can be an instinct to point fingers and shift blame. This probably isn’t the best way to prevent the problem from arising in the future though. Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Motor Company, developed the “5 Whys” process, a type of root cause analysis, to identify and fix problems that arose within the company. It has since been widely adopted as part of lean manufacturing, Kaizen, and Six Sigma methodology.
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Storyboard Description

5 Whys Template - root cause analysis template & tools.

Storyboard Text

  • The Problem
  • 1st Why
  • 2nd Why
  • 3rd Why
  • 4th Why
  • 5th Why
  • The Root Cause
  • Countermeasures