Systematic Problem Solving

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Identification
Level of process: 
Application
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
To identify core sources to a problem and to develop an action plan to address these core problems.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
1/2 dfay to 3 days
Howto
Level of participation: 
can be high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Resources Needed: 
ways of recording the results of each step such as flipchart, cards, white/black board, markers, etc.
Procedures: 

1. Identify problem, <br>
2. Establish criteria for evaluating solutions, <br>
3. Identify root causes, <br>
4. Generate alternative solutions, <br>
5. Evaluate and <br>
6. Select a solution, <br>
7. Develop an action plan,<br>
8. Implement and <br>
9. Evaluate <br>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
None
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Found in Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools". See downloads section.
Selected publications: 
1555426387
References: 
Schwarz, R. M. (1994). The Skilled Facilitator: Practical Wisdom for Developing Effective Groups, San Francisco: Jossey- Bass. p. 159.
License Model: 
Open
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