If organizations want to deliver value to their stakeholders, then it is essential that problem definition
be a deliberate step in decision-making, where different frames are considered, evaluated, and integrated to arrive at a definition of the situation that is complex enough to handle various perspectives and identifies potential places to start to try to improve the situation.
The three-day STEAM Innovation Challenge took the participants through different levels of the ideation stage, from problem definition
to pitching and marketing.
Specifically to innovation, we push for good problem definition
and we push for collaboration.Imagine a patient walking into a medical office and asking for an appendectomy.It would seem a little ridiculous for the doctor just to find an open time in the operating room and get on with it, without checking more background, right?Customers quite understandably tend to ask for a particular solution the equivalent of an appendectomy and our lead engineers are very good at asking more questions to discern what problems they are trying to solve.That widens and clarifies the solution field.
attention to problem definition
and positioning is still limited in much ot thr scholarship on public health policy for many health issues.
Structured problem solving is effective because it provides focus in problem definition
and consistency of direction in investigating the problem.
We also asked them to distinguish where in the project the different practices were used: the problem definition
stage, in which the team defines the problem and the goal, or the solution development stage, in which the team designs and tests the actual technical solution.
Before introducing the problem definition
, we provide several definitions which interpret indispensable concepts for our problem definition
These objectives are inferred from the problem definition
and knowledge of what is possible and feasible.
Ifound that organizations typically defined too narrowly their needs for a product or a service or a piece of communication by starting with what is and with what their customers said they wanted, rather than using a more creative problem definition
and solution approach to look at what if.
1 Problem definition
. This step involves developing a clear and specific definition of the problem.
Begin problem definition
by studying history--do not relearn old lessons.