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Is it better to look at the whole structure or the foundation or the flaws?

Anything from architecture to ideologies.

To solve an issue, do you seek information from what it currently is or where it began? What if both had issues, do you tear it down and rebuild?


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    Mar 18 2012: I think much of it has been well study in the field of root cause analysis.
    The search will start at current state of course but whether it will go back to where it began will depend on the findings. Never the other way around.

    It's rarely happen that multiple cause be identify in a single case. Usually troubleshooting or analysis will point to a single cause that's MOST responsible to the problem at hands.
    But let's for the sake of the argument it happens... then I say, yeah... you rebuild.

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