Project Management Problem Solving by Walter McIntyre
I hear the following a lot. “He (or she) is a good problem solver.” This is a great quality to have, but it is less than half the needed skill. It is better to be known for preventing problems. From both a time and cost prospective, a problem prevented is best, because solving a problem typically adds more time and money to a project, than a solid plan to avoid the problem in the first place.
In the 1970’s, if you had a problem to solve, you could invite others to your office, write letters or make phone calls to bring minds together to help you. From a practical standpoint, you could bring maybe 5 or 10 of the best minds in your geographical area into one place, for a limited space in time, to synergize together.
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