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What is Problem Solving
Problem solving is the process of a problem analysis and resolving it in the best way possible for that situation.

What is Problem Solving
Problem solving is the process of a problem analysis and resolving it in the best way possible for that situation.

This process contains analysing the problem (root cause analysis), defining countermeasures for the problem and implementing the right solution for that situation.

For problem solving, people need critical thinking and analytical skills. Everybody within a organization or company can benefit from having good skills because there are always problems.

There have been lots of scientific and practical studies from a learning point of view. Some of the techniques developed and used in artificial intelligence (AI), computer science, engineering, mathematics, or medicine are related to mental techniques studied in psychology.

What are the most known and used models and methods? What are their success stories and practical tips when you apply these? These posts are all about great tools and methods that can help you to achieve your goal or understand certain aspects that come with problem solving.

Lateral thinking

April 13th, 2022

Lateral Thinking: this article provides a practical explanation of lateral thinking, developed by Edward the Bono. After reading, you’ll understand the basics of this useful problem solving method and creativity tool. It’s easy to use once you get…

Positive Deviance (PD)

March 31st, 2022

Positive Deviance: this article explains positive deviance in a practical way. After reading it you will understand the basics of this powerful problem-solving method. Definition of positive deviance Positive deviance (PD) is a behavioral and social change approach that dictates…

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

March 21st, 2022

Root Cause Analysis: this article explains the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving method. This article also contains a Root Cause Analysis template. What is a…

Pareto Analysis

March 10th, 2022

Pareto Analysis: this article explains the theory of Pareto Analysis by Vilfredo Pareto in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving tool. What is the Pareto Analysis? The Pareto Analysis, also known…

Productive Thinking Model (PTM)

March 4th, 2022

Productive Thinking Model: this article explains Productive Thinking Model, also know as or the Thinkx, developed by Tim Hurson in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving tool. What is…

CATWOE Analysis

March 4th, 2022

CATWOE Analysis: this article explains the CATWOE Analysis in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving tool. What is the CATWOE Analysis? In the late 1960s, the British systems thinker Peter Checkland

Swim Lane Diagram

March 4th, 2022

Swim Lane Diagram: this article provides a practical explanation of the Swim Lane Diagram. After reading, you’ll understand the basics of this useful problem solving method. What is a Swim Lane Diagram? A swim lane diagram is a…

Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)

March 4th, 2022

Systematic Inventive Thinking: this article explains Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) in a practical way. After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving method. What is Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)? Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) is a thinking…

TRIZ Method by Genrich Altshuller

March 4th, 2022

TRIZ method: this article explains the TRIZ method, developed by Genrich Altshuller in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving tool. What does Triz mean? In the 1980s the Russian…

Drill Down technique

March 4th, 2022

Drill Down technique: this article explains the Drill Down technique in a practical way. After reading this article, you’ll understand the basics of this powerful tool for problem solving. What is the Drill Down technique? The Drill Down technique…

Soft Systems Methodology (SSM)

March 4th, 2022

Soft Systems Methodology: this article explains the concept of the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), developed by George Pólya in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful Problem Solving tool. What is the…

Interrelationship Diagram

March 4th, 2022

Interrelationship diagram: this article explains the concept of an interrelationship diagram in a practical way. After reading, you’ll understand the basics of this powerful problem solving method. What is an interrelationship diagram? An interrelationship diagram is a graphical tool that…
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