2019 Human Performance, Root Cause, & Trending (HPRCT) Conference
June 17-21, 2019
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Thursday, June 20 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The "T" In the Three Legged Stool of HPRCT

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HPRCT is a three legged stool – Human Performance, Root Cause analysis, and Trending.  This session will show you how the third leg, Trending, can work with the other two legs to provide a firm foundation for your facility’s success.   The third leg has been challenging and confusing to many – this is the opportunity to understand the opportunities gained through successful trending, while understanding the costs of arbitrary targets, reaction to random noise, and the misdirection caused by moving averages.  We can learn from 80 years of industrial experience with statistical understanding of data, and apply modern techniques to understand what our data are telling us, how to heed that call, and apply that knowledge in preventive and corrective actions.   This presentation is a practical application of Drs Shewhart and Deming’s groundbreaking work at six different nuclear sites which has improved operations and quality and stakeholder satisfaction.  You will learn how to predict the future and detect Trends in a formal, objective manner.  And if you can understand your trends, you can predict the future, and you can manage the future.

We will cover trend detection using Statistical Process Control analysis of Human Performance and Causal Data. We will show how Trend results can and should influence the scope of Root Cause and Human Performance efforts. You will learn when one should performance a Root Cause analysis of a recent event versus when to do a Root Cause analysis of the stable process that created that event (and will continue to create future events). “Cognitive” trending theory and examples will also be provided. Finally, a tool to integrate this information together to create knowledge and wisdom will be provided to you – the Statistical Process Control based Dashboard. This provides a methodology to quickly display HP-RC-T results in an integrated whole, allow ability to drill down to sources of failure . . . and success. You will be able to provide this integrated view for quick understanding by your senior management and regulators. You will make objective data-driven decisions while including the necessary subjective information and expert opinions. This will allow for holistic, well-rounded actions to be developed, implemented, and the effects determined leading to facility success. Your presenter has 25 years of experience trending and interpreting data at U.S. and Canadian nuclear facilities including Fernald, Hanford, Portsmouth, Paducah, Savannah River and Chalk River (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories). He has been contracted by nuclear and non-nuclear companies to assist with their understanding of their data and made more than 100 presentations and publications on the subject. Please join us in an exploration of YOUR data and how YOU can put your data to WORK for YOU.

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Savannah River National Laboratory
Steven S Prevette is a Fluor corporation employee supporting three nuclear sites and Fluor Government Group headquarters with safety, security, quality, and human performance metrics. Steven is also a college instructor first for City University of Bellevue WA at its Richland WA campus... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Colorado Ballroom