The ability to examine and understand the breadth and depth of any given problem
What is it?
Problem analysis is the ability to thoroughly understand any given situation or problem including its history, the root causes, and the reasons why the problem hasn’t been solved already.
Why is it important?
Much of the work that companies do is solving problems. How can we increase sales? How can we decrease expenses? How can we improve employee engagement? Why aren’t the design engineers creating new, innovative products for us? These questions must be thoroughly understood before a plausible solution can be found. In this way, the success of any organization is actually dependent upon its ability to solve problems.