# Real life problem solving

## Solving tough problems elegantly by End State Analysis

## Working backwards approach often solves a problem quickly

Usually when we face a problem involving a sequence of events, we start with our first decision regarding the first event we see in front of us, then take the second decision and the next and thus move towards the solution event after event. Many a time though we need to start our analysis from the end event and work backwards to the beginning event...

## Pattern recognition and use in real life problem solving

Patterns form the basis of comprehension and action for all living things in nature. Patterns are all around us - from human fingerprints, zebra crossings, warm current flows in oceans to the beautiful arrangement of a rose bud. A baby starts to recognize the objects around it, learns how to react on events or how to speak - all by identifying patterns. As we grow up, pattern recognition and its use remains to be one of the most valuable components in our problem solving ability set...

## Zero based problem solving

## Principle of Interleaving for solving real life problems

## 360 degree analysis approach for solving daily life problems

The Decision Analyst or DA has to look at the problem from all angles rather than from his own point of view. This goes a long way in proper problem modeling and solution, satisfying the need of all stakeholders. Application of this principle becomes very useful in Complex Project management, Conflict resolution, Negotiation and Counseling among other such problems...

## Solving real life Multi-Criteria Decision Making problems using Criteria Analysis Technique

A decision is to be made when there is more than one choice. By evaluating the available feasible choices, according to a set of relevant criteria, a proper decision is to be made which will hopefully fulfill some stated objective, that is, in other words, will solve an identified problem. But the million dollar question is, which criteria to choose for choice evaluation?...

## The problem solving Principle of Exhaustivity

Are you thorough? Have you thought of all possibilities? Are you sure you have not missed anything? We face these questions often around us with varying levels of anxieties, concern or barely suppressed impatience. The affirmative answer is in what we call exhaustive thinking and action. We need it often while we go through our lives. Though the thoroughness is needed time and again, it is a generally ignored and apparently mundane ability...

## Systematic analytical approach to Efficient Real life problem solving

With so much uncertainty in a real life problem, it is but natural that general tendency is to deal with such a problem using commonsense and instinct rather than any systematic approach. This imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness in real life problem solving demand an approach wholly different from the linear and deterministic approach of mathematical problem solving or more realistically, the any which way commonsense approach generally adopted...