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Acquire world-class critical thinking and problem solving skills with the BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving System


BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving System

The BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving System (IPS) is a next-generation holistic problem-solving framework that helps organizations improve safety & performance and reduce overhead by solving problems faster and more accurately than any other methodology on the market, returning lost time and resources to mission critical tasks.

BlueDragon has been vetted and implemented at some of the most technically challenging sites in the world.

What We Do

Training & Certification


Training & Certification

Advance your career or build your team with a BlueDragon certification. BlueDragon IPS offers both online and in-person training and certification for Analyst, Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels.


Management Orientation

Essential training for leaders and managers that are supporting BlueDragon investigations. Choose from either instructor-led management indoctrination or our online, self-paced course.


Refresher Training

An update for existing BlueDragon Analysts and Practitioners.

Learn the latest techniques of BlueDragon IPS, and keep your skills alive and active.



Team Leaders

Hire our Master Practitioners to lead or facilitate your investigation or analysis.​ BlueDragon Master Practitioners have led or facilitated problem solving efforts at some of the most complex operating environments such as the U.S. National Laboratories and the Nuclear Weapons Complex. 


Coaches & Mentors

Hire our Master Practitioners to mentor your staff. BlueDragon Master Practitioners have provided award-winning coaching and mentoring consultation services to Executive Leadership Teams (ELTs) and organizations across the Department of Energy campus. 

How is BlueDragon IPS used?

Proactive Self Assessments

BlueDragon IPS helps clients conduct in-depth assessments of design basis threat scenarios using current operating parameters, guidance, leadership and culture, and to achieve optimal performance by identifying gaps in performance and improving the overall strength of defenses within systems affecting quality and safety.   

Real-Time Analysis & Event Investigations

BlueDragon IPS helps clients rapidly evaluate and address negative performance trends and significant problems or events, so that the organization can efficiently close performance gaps and return to mission critical tasks, minimizing the costs of downtime.   BlueDragon IPS is a methodology for developing and maintaining the relevancy of any crisis portfolio.  

What Makes BlueDragon
The Best Problem-Solving System?

A Holistic Approach

BlueDragon incorporates elements of Systems Theory, to ensure we evaluate the applicable systems and subsystems that are required to deliver desired outcomes.

Integrates The Best Traditional Tools

BlueDragon uses the best features of traditional (but antiquated) tools and techniques (e.g., 5-whys and the Fishbone), and integrates them into a single framework that is many times more accurate, lean, agile and efficient.

Backed By Science

BlueDragon is founded on solid principles such as Behavioral Analysis, High Reliability Organizations, Systems Theory, Lean Mistake Proofing, the Hierarchy of Hazard Controls, and Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents.

Uses Qualitative & Quantitative Methods

BlueDragon is designed to simultaneously integrate qualitative behavioral analysis with and any number of quantitative data analysis methods, resulting in maximum accuracy and efficiency.

Learn More

Learn more about BlueDragon IPS framework, explore case studies, and discover how we’re redefining critical thinking for the 21st century.

Get Started

Ready to develop your team, build essential leadership skills,  and advance your career? Get started with a BlueDragon IPS Certification.

Our Clients

BlueDragon is in use at some of the most technically challenging sites in the world, including most of the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories and the Nuclear Weapons Complex. 

What Our Clients Say

Ishikawa Fishbone rose to prominence in the 1940s, and Six Sigma in the 1980s.
Our clients see that today’s hyper-integrated, data-rich society needs a 21st century approach to problem solving.

Return on Investment

Most organizations can reduce their recurring issues by at least 20% or more, saving millions of dollars in overhead per year!

The Cost of Recurring Problems

Many organizations are not aware that the costs of recurring issues and corrective actions can be in the millions of dollars per year… all on overhead.The cost of waste in the U.S. caused by human-centric issues are in the trillions per year.  

Calculating ROI

Typical Site with 10K employees​

  • 10 SL-A issues/yr. = $3.3M
  • 200 SL-B issues/yr. = $2.5M
  • 1800 SL-C issues/yr. = $2.1M 

Training Costs for 10K employees​

  • 10% trained on BD1= $1M
  • 3% trained on BD2 = $0.7M

5 yr. ROI Based on 20% issue reduction/yr.


Use the spreadsheet below to calculate your own ROI.


Can you afford not to Become a Dragon?

Organizations often wonder why they don’t seem to be able to solve significant issues and are having recurring problems, such as…

Lost Revenue
Losing trillions of dollars while using outdated Root Cause Analysis
Lost Contracts
Loss of trust and regulatory confidence leading to lost contracts
Industrial accidents
Industrial accidents from lack of problem-solving skills in the organization
Staffing Issues
Problems with recruitment and retention leading to a turnover of quality staff