Essay on Five W 1 H : Root, Cause, and Problem Solving

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5W’S AND 1H (ROOT CAUSE AND PROBLEM SOLVING)
BY

RITURAJ ROY

2009A4PS333P

FOR LEAN MANUFACTURING (MF C418)

(BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY& SCIENCE, PILANI)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Any accomplishment requires the effort of many people and this work is no different. I would like to acknowledge each and every one whose efforts were indispensible through this medium. I am grateful to everyone who has taken great pains to make this project report a success. I thank, the Almighty, God for the constant blessings, wisdom and good health. I thank my parents, for being a sincere source of moral support through thick and thin. I would specially like to thank Mr. Rambabu Kodali, the instructor of this course for his unending
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This was used to analyze how much money was lost as a result of this shortcoming. The process which initially started off as a method in journalism and media slowly percolated to other strata and was being used vigorously in engineering, research, industry and even the British education system. However, with problem solving becoming more and more complex by the day, the 5W2H method was rendered useless. Thus, the 5W method attained its importance. The question “Why” was asked 5 times to arrive at the root cause of the problem and thus proceed towards solving it. The next section would deal with the origin and the history of 5W1H.

HISTORY OF 5W1H
There is a wise saying that "Knowledge means nothing without wisdom to profit by it." It's not who we are, who we know or what we know, it's what we do with that knowledge. We all have tremendous power to do good or ill depending on how we put our knowledge to use. Our minds are constantly gathering knowledge of all kinds, both intentionally and subconsciously. If we understand, we can begin to use this knowledge. Too often we focus on collecting knowledge in the belief that it will advance our cause, but face frustration because we lack understanding. If 5W1H is the pursuit of knowledge, 5 why is the pursuit of understanding. That is why asking "why?" is the most important habit for those of us concerned with making things better. In the Rudyard Kipling "The Elephant's Child" there is a poem that goes: I keep

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