Problem Solving and decision making Daria Jakimowska Scribe

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Problem Solving and decision making Daria Jakimowska Scribe N 5 -347 -11 -1

Problem Solving and decision making Daria Jakimowska Scribe N 5 -347 -11 -1

LEARNING OBJECTIVES As a result of this session, you will be able to: Analyze

LEARNING OBJECTIVES As a result of this session, you will be able to: Analyze a problem and submit it to a systematic problem-solving process. Understand the relationship between problem solving and project management. Put into action many of the skills and ideas learned during the Wood Badge course. Prepare yourselves for the upcoming Problem Solving Round-Robin. N 5 -347 -11 -1 2

FIVE STEPS OF TEAM-BASED PROJECT PLANNING 1. Project overview 2. Work breakdown structure 3.

FIVE STEPS OF TEAM-BASED PROJECT PLANNING 1. Project overview 2. Work breakdown structure 3. Activity assignments 4. Action on the plan 5. Closeout report N 5 -347 -11 -1 3

PROJECT PLANNING PROBLEMS Within the context of a larger project. Independent of the project.

PROJECT PLANNING PROBLEMS Within the context of a larger project. Independent of the project. N 5 -347 -11 -1 4

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 1. Describe the problem. 2. Gather information. 3.

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 1. Describe the problem. 2. Gather information. 3. Determine the most important factors that contribute to the problem. 4. Visualize what success looks like. 5. Create action steps that will lead to that success. N 5 -347 -11 -1 5

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 1. Describe the problem. - Accurately - Completely

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 1. Describe the problem. - Accurately - Completely N 5 -347 -11 -1 6

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 2. Gather information. quantitative (facts that can be

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 2. Gather information. quantitative (facts that can be measured) qualitative (how people feel about situation) N 5 -347 -11 -1 7

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 3. Determine the most important factors that contribute

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 3. Determine the most important factors that contribute to the problem. Timing Personnel Setting Any combination of all three N 5 -347 -11 -1 8

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 4. Visualize what success looks like. Describe how

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 4. Visualize what success looks like. Describe how things will be when the problem is solved and everything is working well. N 5 -347 -11 -1 9

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 5. Create action steps that will lead to

FIVE STEPS OF SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING 5. Create action steps that will lead to that success. Close gap between current situation and visualization of success. N 5 -347 -11 -1 10

ADVANTAGES OF SYSTEMATICALLY SOLVING PROBLEMS Time-saver. Teams solve problems more quickly & efficiently. Increases

ADVANTAGES OF SYSTEMATICALLY SOLVING PROBLEMS Time-saver. Teams solve problems more quickly & efficiently. Increases the odds of success. N 5 -347 -11 -1 11

MAKING DECISIONS Brainstorming Consensus Multi-Voting Parking Lot N 5 -347 -11 -1 12

MAKING DECISIONS Brainstorming Consensus Multi-Voting Parking Lot N 5 -347 -11 -1 12

MAKING DECISIONS Brainstorming 1. Encourage everyone to participate. 2. Think outside the box. 3.

MAKING DECISIONS Brainstorming 1. Encourage everyone to participate. 2. Think outside the box. 3. Piggyback ideas. 4. Consider how similar problems have been solved in the past. N 5 -347 -11 -1 13

MAKING DECISIONS Consensus 1. Team works in atmosphere of trust and agrees to abide

MAKING DECISIONS Consensus 1. Team works in atmosphere of trust and agrees to abide by group agreement. 2. Possible solutions assessed & evaluated to see if they fit vision of success. 3. Give consensus decision a trial run before finalizing it. N 5 -347 -11 -1 14

MAKING DECISIONS Multi-Voting 1. Each team member has an equal number of votes. 2.

MAKING DECISIONS Multi-Voting 1. Each team member has an equal number of votes. 2. If sorting list, members rank items; if reducing list, members cast out poorest choices. 3. Cast votes & total scores; repeat as necessary. N 5 -347 -11 -1 15

MAKING DECISIONS Parking Lot 1. Acknowledge that issue is not immediately relevant. 2. Write

MAKING DECISIONS Parking Lot 1. Acknowledge that issue is not immediately relevant. 2. Write brief description of issue for discussion at later time. N 5 -347 -11 -1 16

LEARNING OBJECTIVES As a result of this session, you should now be able to:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES As a result of this session, you should now be able to: Analyze a problem and submit it to a systematic problem-solving process. Understand the relationship between problem solving and project management. Put into action many of the skills and ideas learned during the Wood Badge course. Prepare yourselves for the upcoming Problem Solving Round-Robin. N 5 -347 -11 -1 17

Thank You! N 5 -347 -11 -1 18

Thank You! N 5 -347 -11 -1 18

GROUP ISSUES FOR PROBLEM SOLVING ROUND-ROBIN N 5 -347 -11 -1 19

GROUP ISSUES FOR PROBLEM SOLVING ROUND-ROBIN N 5 -347 -11 -1 19