August 2009

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Method of the Month

Cherry Split also know as Attribute Listing

Intent of the process.
This procedure deepens the self-conscious understanding of the challenge facing the group. It provided a more indepth analysis of the challenge.

Setting and Materials:
Blackboard, white board or flipchart.

1. State the challenge - in two words
2. Split the challenge into two separate attributes
3. Split each attribute into two further attributes
4. continue splitting each attribute into 2 more attributes, until you have enough to work with.
5. look at each attribute at a time and try thinking of ways to change or improve it.
6. re-assemble the attributes

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