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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.

Heuristic Method

May 29th, 2018

This article explains the concept of the Heuristic Method, 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 Heuristic Method? A heuristic method…

Means End Analysis

April 19th, 2018

This article explains the concept of Means End Analysis or MEA in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful Problem Solving tool. What is a Means End Analysis? Means End Analysis (MEA) is…

Storyboard

January 22nd, 2018

This article explains the concept of Storyboard in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful Problem Solving tool. What is a Storyboard? A Storyboard is an image of a collection of diagrams. Together,…

8D Report

November 3rd, 2017

This article explains the 8D Report in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving tool. This article also contains a downloadable and editable 8D Report template. What is a 8D Report? The…

CATWOE Analysis

October 6th, 2017

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 developed the…

Productive Thinking Model (PTM)

November 7th, 2016

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 the Productive Thinking…

TRIZ Method by Genrich Altshuller

September 12th, 2016

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 engineer Genrich

Virtual Value Chain Model

October 14th, 2014

This article explains the Virtual Value Chain Model in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving tool. What is the Virtual Value Chain Model? Today’s organizations are dealing with digital information…

5 Whys analysis

September 19th, 2014

This article explains the 5 whys analysis, developed by continuous improvement guru Sakichi Toyoda in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful root cause analysis and problem solving tool. Introduction of the 5…

Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

September 14th, 2014

This article explains Value Stream Mapping in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving and continuous improvement tool. What is Value Stream Mapping? In a Value Stream Mapping business processes are analysed…
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