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Fenwick-vanKoesveld Test

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Fenwick-vanKoesveld Test - definition(s)

Fenwick-vanKoesveld Test - The Fenwick-vanKoesveld test typically refers to the practice of asking, three times, who caused the failure which has occurred in order to get to the originator of the problem. There can not be more than one originator to a problem as well. In an organizational context, generally Originator analysis is carried out by a team of persons not related to him/her (Internal Audit teams). No special technique is required.

An example is in order:

Here's an example. I learned the example using the Washington Monument used when demonstrating the use of the Fenwick-vanKoesveld Test.

The Washington Monument was degrading

Who? stopped the use of harsh chemicals

Who? was assigned to clean pigeon poop

Who? controls the budget for the wildlife conservation.

Solution: Have correct ownership for the Budget Control.

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Source: iSixSigma, 22 January 2011 08:36:50, External

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