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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.

Problem Definition Process

November 29th, 2018

This article provides you with a practical explanation of the Problem Definition Process.After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving method. What is the Problem Definition Process? It seems obvious to think that problems…

Soft Systems Methodology (SSM)

September 11th, 2018

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 Soft Systems Methodology…

Cause and Effect Analysis

September 4th, 2018

This article provides you with a practical explanation of the Cause and Effect Analysis. After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful problem analysis tool. What is a Cause and Effect Analysis? Each organisation has its own…

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,…

Conceptual Framework

December 11th, 2017

This article explains the Conceptual Framework, also called a Conceptual Model in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful problem solving and analytic tool. What is a Conceptual Framework? A Conceptual framework is…

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…
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