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Risk bow ties and root cause analysis.

Get to know the principles of bow tie analysis for understanding and documenting risk.

In this course, David Tattam, Chief Research and Content Officer at Protecht Group, provides an introduction to the principles of bow tie analysis, leading into hands-on exercises in creating risk bow ties.

By the end of this course you will gain practical insights into using bow tie analysis for understanding and documenting risk.

Course Description

In this course, you'll learn:

  1. Objectives and use of risk bow ties
  2. Nature and components of risk and bow tie analysis
  3. The various risk analysis techniques
  4. The history of bow tie analysis
  5. The principles of bow tie analysis
  6. The methods of bow tie analysis
  7. The methods of root cause analysis
  8. Use cases for bow tie and root cause analysis
  9. Who should use the techniques?
  10. When should the techniques be used?


Course expectations

  • Watch 31 videos
  • Answer 14 knowledge questions
  • Complete 3 interactive bow ties
  • Answer 10 quiz questions



  • 3 hours 30 minutes of video content
  • 4-5 hours for the whole course



  • US$600 payable by credit card on registration


Next steps

You can purchase this course on-demand via Protecht Academy. You'll need to log in or register to Protecht Academy in order to purchase and access the course.


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Our trainers

David Tattam

Chief Research and Content Officer

David Tattam is the Chief Research & Content Officer and co-founder of the Protecht Group. David's vision is to redefine the way the world thinks about risk and to develop risk management to its rightful place as being a key driver of value creation in each of Protecht's customers.

David is the driving force in taking Protecht's risk thinking to the frontiers of what is possible in risk management and to support the uplift of people risk capability through training and content.

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Michael Howell

Research and Content Lead

Michael Howell is Protecht's Research and Content Lead. He is passionate about the field of risk management and related disciplines, with a focus on helping organisations succeed using a ‘decisions eyes wide open’ approach.

Michael is a Certified Practicing Risk Manager whose curiosity drives his approach to challenge the status quo and look for innovative solutions.


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