## The Problem Solving Method

What’s in it for me: Understand what we define as a problem, what creative problem solving actually relates to and how we go about solving – using a defined process.

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## Information Gathering

What’s in it for me: Gathering information sounds easy but it often is the core of what results in you come up with. Learn about gathering the right parts of information to get to a sustainable problem-solving solution.

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## How do you define a problem

What’s in it for me: This section focuses on defining the problem, not what we think it is, or the perspective of others. Learn how to determine the problem origination, the present state, desired state and analysis of the situation. Know when to pull the trigger or build your strategy more.

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## Preparing for Brainstorming

What’s in it for me: Identify mental blocks and how to remove them. Learn about how to stimulate creativity in brainstorming sessions.

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## Generating Solutions

What’s in it for me: We look into some solutions tools. Such as Brainstorming and Mind Maps to help you be creative with the solution and provide options.

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## Solution Tools

What’s in it for me: Look into additional tools to generate solutions, such as Morphological Matrix, and where to use it, the six thinking hats and the blink method.

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## Analyzing Solutions

What’s in it for me:  Assess the key criteria and take a look at real needs and wants, when analyzing the solution. We also look at Cost/benefit analysis to help determine the best solution and how to assess it.

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## Selecting the right solution

What’s in it for me: This is one of the critical areas in proposing a solution, which is identifying the right and recommended a solution. Here we look at doing the final analysis, looking at comparative analysis and assessing potential problems of the recommended solution.

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What’s in it for me:  Identify the tasks and resources you need and how to Implement, Evaluate, and Adapting your solution.

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## The Post Mortem

What’s in it for me:  Learn about doing a post analysis, planning the Follow-Up Meetings and celebrating successes and improvements. Seems Trivial but an important booster in your future projects and management.

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## Closing up the course

What’s in it for me: You’ve done it, well done! But don’t stop here. Let’s summarise all you have learnt and remember knowledge is no good kept in a cupboard. Implement what you have learnt, try the tools and see the outcome until you find a combination that works for you! Congratulations we know you got what it takes to make a great leader!

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