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Retrospective Activities

5 Whys (#8)

Drill down to the root cause of problems by repeatedly asking 'Why?'

Divide the participants into small groups (<= 4 people) and give each group one of the top identified issues. Instructions for the group:

  • One person asks the others 'Why did that happen?' repeatedly to find the root cause or a chain of events
  • Record the root causes (often the answer to the 5th 'Why?')Let the groups share their findings.

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