What is the problem?

We have already discussed the definition of a problem statement in our previous post “How to define a problem statement?” Since we received a lot of comments and questions regarding the difference between failure and problem, we decided to repeat the explanation and add a clear example. Here, we want to emphasize that failure can cause a number of problems. In addition, each problem may be different for different people. Do not confuse failure with a problem. A problem can be solved while failure cannot be fixed. A single failure can cause a number of problems. Let take a power…

How to define a problem statement?

Imagine yourself a situation when your son is approaching you seeking for a help with his assignment in physics class. As a great dad, you do your best and help him with the exercise. The next day he receives a high grade and everyone is happy. One week after he comes to you asking for help again, now with a different exercise, and obviously you help him again. This continues week after week, you learn physics and your son gains popularity with his teachers and jealous classmates. But, a question raises, is the high grade considered the desired result in…

How to prioritize tasks with Urgency–Importance Matrix in PRIZ Guru Platform

My wife and I like to travel and we travel a lot. Recently we spent three weeks in China, but when the vacation was over, we had to return to work. I came to my workplace, entered my cubicle, and, as on any other day, opened the laptop and connected to the company’s systems. Pretty quickly I realized that those three weeks are too short for vacation but very long to be disconnected from work. Many things happened, and I needed to make up the leeway to get up to speed with everything that had happened and related to my…

How to Manage Tasks Priority with Urgency – Importance Matrix (UIM)?

We are excited to announce about a recent release of an additional Inventive Thinking Tool in PRIZ Guru platform, Urgency – Importance Matrix (UIM). This tool is built to help you to avoid mistakes, save time in managing tasks priority and make decisions. The new tool is a practical instrument for tasks priority management. Urgency – Important Matrix is most effective in conjunction with Roun – Robin Ranking (RRR). About Urgency – Importance Matrix (UIM) Tasks priority management by Urgency – Important Matrix is widely described in the literature. You can find a lot of relevant information on the Internet….

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