What is a problem definition?

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  • 9 years ago
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    A problem definition is a concise description of the issues that need to be addressed by a problem solving team and should be presented to them (or created by them) before they try to solve the problem. When bringing together a team to achieve a particular purpose provide them with a problem statement. A good problem statement should answer these questions:

    What is the problem? This should explain why the team is needed.

    Who has the problem or who is the client/customer? This should explain who needs the solution and who will decide the problem has been solved.

    What form can the resolution be? What is the scope and limitations (in time, money, resources, technologies) that can be used to solve the problem? Does the client want a white paper? A web-tool? A new feature for a product? A brainstorming on a topic?

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