How to manage several projects simultaneously

In the majority of cases, we don’t have the luxury to work on a single project. Our lives often force us to deal with several projects simultaneously. In this post, we will discuss the best way how to manage several projects simultaneously. The Problem Managing two or more projects simultaneously is a problem that can be solved using problem-solving (creative thinking) tools. Let’s zoom out and take a look at the whole picture, including the System, Subsystem, and Supersystem. Subsystem contains a part of the System, while Supersystem contains the System (as one of its parts).For example: If three is…

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Choosing the destination for a company retreat with RRR.

Ranking options or items is not a trivial process. The main problem that usually people try to make a decision and select one out of all the items or options. This is the wrong way. The ranking is a kind of problem that should be solved using the relevant problem-solving tool. Many people asked me when should they use Round-Robin Ranking (RRR) provided here, in the PRIZ Platform? Why can’t I make the choice on my own? How difficult that can be? After experiencing the power of RRR myself several times, I decided to write this short post and give…

Decision making with Round Robin Ranking (RRR)

We all need to make a lot of decisions by choosing and ranking items/options on a daily bases. Sometimes it looks easy but often takes a long time to make the decision. It is not easy to choose one option out of several. It seems paradoxical, but our decision is typically driven by trying to avoid a mistake rather than searching for a bigger benefit. We are more afraid of making a mistake than to not get what we need. Our fear of losing is stronger than the desire to acquire. The difficulty of decision-making depends on the chance of…