Root Cause Analysis Template


This three-page Root Cause Analysis template captures the event information, its’ impact, and the prescribed remedy. It supports project quality management.

This Root Cause Analysis template documents what happened, the impact, and the prescribed remedy, if any. It’s developed to support a wide range of project types and sizes. Specifically, this template:

  • begins with a section that captures relevant project information;
  • provides for documenting the event information; (E.g., it captures the reporting date, the person who reported the event, the event location, and the date upon which the root cause analysis is completed)
  • prompts the project manager to describe the event in detail, describe the expected result, the impact, the persons affected, and describe the actual result and any resulting harm;
  • provides for verification, preventative or corrective action, implementation, and monitoring; and
  • identifies the person who will document the relevant lessons learned.

Who Creates the Root Cause Analysis?

 Typically, the Project Manager is responsible for performing or leading a root cause analysis. Doing so usually accounts for the input of others.

What Are the Inputs?

There are numerous possible inputs to performing a root cause analysis, including systems documentation, test and inspection reports, and more.

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