Defining the Problem

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Identification
Level of process: 
Method
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Intent or purpose: 
This is a simple way of defining a problem.
Used as component of: 
Part of a problem solving process
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 - 12 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Pre-Work Required: 
Create a clear statement of the problem.
Procedures: 

1. Use one or more of the following:

a. State problem as a question.

b. State problem as given,

---- i.then get statements of how others understand the problem.

c. Clarify key words to tighten the problem description.

d. Brainstorm problem descriptions under two columns: ?Is? and ?Is Not?.

e. Use diagrams to describe problem.

f. Break down into component parts.

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
Use a problem solving process.
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Found in Jo Nelson's Meeting Tools.
Selected publications: 
0515090484
References: 
Doyle, Michael and Straus, David: How to Make Meetings Work, Berkley Books, 1976, 1993, pp. 222- 225
License Model: 
Open
Suppliers
Creators: 
Trainers: 
Namesort descending City Country
CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
Consultants: 
Namesort descending City Country
CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
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