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Shows how to 1. define the correct problem and its environment and 2. solve the problem using issue trees.

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ANALYTICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING

© Copyright, Arnaud Chevallier. All rights reserved.

Arnaud Chevallier / August 2010 (Revised)

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we all solve problems daily
We all solve problems daily
  • “How should we complement our product porfolio?”
  • “Why haven’t we met our sales target?”
  • “How can we reduce illegal immigration?”
  • ...

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but most of us haven t received formal training on how to do it
But most of us haven’t received formal training on how to do it

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This presentation shows how basing your resolution on key questions can help

  • We’ll see how to:
  • Define optimally your problem
  • Solve it with issue trees

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this presentation shows how to define a problem and how to plan its solution
This presentation shows how to define a problem and how to plan its solution

Basing your problem- solving on key questions can help

But we don’t do it optimally

We all solve problems

Identify the solution

Define the problem

Understand the context

Define the key question

Build the issue tree

Improve it

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Identify the solution

Build the issue tree

Improve it

Basing your problem- solving on key questions can help

Define the problem

Understand the context

Define the key question

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first you have to identify the right key question we ll consider only how and why questions
First, you have to identify the right key question (we’ll consider only “how” and “why” questions)

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this can be more difficult than it sounds
This can be more difficult than it sounds

Problem: the cars of the employees of a company don’t fit into the parking lot

What’s the key question?

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Building a new floor

Reducing the size of each space

Expending its dimensions

For instance, it is easy to consider only one aspect of the problem

Reducing the area not dedicated to parking

Using a new parcel

Putting more cars in the current space

How can we increase the capacity of the lot?

After M. Jones, The Thinker’s Toolkit

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Making that more employees use other means of transportation

Reducing the number of employees

Moving part of the company elsewhere

For instance, it is easy to consider only one aspect of the problem (cont’d)

Eliminating jobs

Promoting car pooling

Increasing the number of employees per car

How can we reduce the number of cars?

After M. Jones, The Thinker’s Toolkit

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Moving part of the company elsewhere

Building a new floor

So ensure you are solving the right problem (not a part, not a symptom)

Reducing the number of employees

Expending its dimensions

Eliminating jobs

How can we reduce the number of cars?

Using a new parcel

How can we increase the capacity of the lot?

Making that more employees use other means of transportation

Reducing the size of each space

Increasing the number of employees per car

Putting more cars in the current space

Promoting car pooling

Reducing the area not dedicated to parking

How can we solve the saturation of the lot?

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