Operational Guidelines for Problem Solving


Previous chapters have stressed the importance of knowing the total picture and of commencing problem solving with some well-thought-out overall strategy. It is now time to consider how the individual facets of a complex problem can be addressed operationally. Most complex problems are too large and challenging to be addressed as a whole. They need to be broken into subproblems. This chapter will provide some guidance on how to proceed at this level before we examine specific problems in Chapter 9.


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