An Expert Guide to Problem Solving: With Practical Examples

An Expert Guide to Problem Solving: With Practical Examples

by Aditi Agarwal


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Most of us encounter problems in our lives, either at work or at home. These problems cause stress in our minds and leave us exhausted. Instinctively, we start to take ad-hoc actions that we think will resolve the problem, but we soon realize that our actions are not effective and do not prevent or solve the core problem.

Structured problem solving provides a systematic approach to identifying the root causes to a problem. Many scientific tools and methods have been developed to identify effective solutions to any problem. The most widely used problem-solving techniques are listed below:

- Fishbone Diagram
- Brainstorming
- Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- SWOT matrix
- 5Whys

In this latest version of the book, I have added a new chapter with six additional problem-solving techniques as:
- Six Thinking Hats
- Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle
- Hurson's Productive Thinking Model
- Story Boarding
- Means-Ends Analysis (MEA)
- First Principles Thinking

Several organizations leverage these problem-solving methods to manage their problems at work. Learning about problem-solving tools will definitely help you to effectively solve your problems at work and in everyday life.

This book will give you an understanding of the different problem-solving tools along with practical examples and applications of these tools.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539694120
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Aditi Agarwal is an accomplished scrum master and a senior project manager. Her vision is to publish a series of books on various technical and managerial concepts.

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