10:5 What is an Effective Problem Statement?
July 30, 2012
Too often, initiatives start without a clearly defined problem and inevitably end in failure, so before jumping to solution mode, you need to state the problem in measurable terms. The way a problem is stated and grasped has impact on the number, quality, and type of proposed solutions.
In just 10 minutes, learn the key elements needed to develop an effective problem statement before embarking on identifying potential solutions.
Bill Caplan is a Lean Consultant with CONNSTEP who provides consulting services to a variety of organizations with a concentration in Lean Business Processes. Bill has more than 25 years of management experience with a particular focus on the applications of Lean Thinking principles.
What will you learn?
- Why effective problem statements are vital to problem solving
- The elements of valuable problem statements
- Things to remember when writing your problem statement
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