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# ProblemSolvingTheories

Problem solving can be defined as the process of a problem analysis and resolving it in the best way possible for that situation.

Problem solving can be defined as 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 problem solving 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 techniques 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 solving problems.

## PDCA Cycle by Deming: Meaning and Steps

August 14th, 2024

PDCA Cycle: this article explains the PDCA Cycle further developed by William Edwards Deming in a practical way. After reading you will understand the meaning, how do you apply it including principles of this powerful problem solving approach, some supporting…

## Straw Man Proposal: The basics and template

July 9th, 2024

Straw Man Proposal: this article provides you with a practical explanation of the Straw Man Proposal. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the start of a concept version, format and working method (including conditions and example),…

## TRIZ Method of Problem Solving explained

July 9th, 2024

TRIZ Method of Problem Solving: this article explains the TRIZ Method of Problem Solving, developed by Genrich Altshuller in a practical way. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the founder, the reason of it’s excistenc, and…

## Root Cause Analysis (RCA): Definition, Process and Tools

June 12th, 2024

Root Cause Analysis (RCA): this article explains the Root Cause Analysis or RCA in a practical way. The article starts with a general definition of this concept, followed by the five approaches to the RCA and a practical Root Cause…

## Simplex Problem Solving Process by Marino Basadur

June 12th, 2024

Basadur Simplex Problem Solving Process: this article provides you with a practical explanation of the Basadur Simplex Problem Solving Process, developed by Marino Sidney Basadur. Besides what it is, this article also highlights the three basic phases of…

## 8D Report and template

May 22nd, 2024

8D Report: this article explains the 8D Report in a practical way. Besides the explanation of what this concept is, we also the 8 disciplines and the importance of teamwork. Next to that we also provide a template to get…

## Pareto Analysis explained plus example

May 22nd, 2024

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 problem solving tool. This article explains what the analysis is and which steps are…

## Fishbone Diagram by Kaoru Ishikawa explained

May 22nd, 2024

Fishbone Diagram: this article explains the Fishbone Diagram or Ishikawa Diagram by Kaoru Ishikawa in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving tool and Cause and Effect Analysis. This article also…

## Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) by Peter Checkland

April 29th, 2024

Soft Systems Methodology (SSM): this article explains the concept of the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), developed by Peter Checkland in a practical way. In addition to explaining what this method is, this article also highlights the importance of having…

## Crowdsourcing: the meaning, definition and some examples

April 10th, 2024

Crowdsourcing: in this article you will find a practical explanation of the Crowdsourcing business model. Next to what it is (Meaning and definition), this article also highlights the importance, the advantages, jobs and good crowdsourcing examples. After reading, you will…

## Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)

April 10th, 2024

Systematic Inventive Thinking: this article explains Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) in a practical way. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the topic creativity, the five methods, the five principles and the benefits. After reading, you will understand…

## CATWOE Analysis: theory and example

January 26th, 2024

CATWOE Analysis: this article explains the CATWOE Analysis, developed by Peter Checkland in a practical way. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the application and a CATWOE Analysis example. After reading you will understand the basics…
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