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The problem statement

30 Apr 2019-pp 87-90
TL;DR: A well-written problem statement is an effective means of communicating the analyst's understanding of the problem and its causes to the user, technical personnel, and management, thus helping to ensure that the right problem is solved.
Abstract: A good problem statement lists symptoms, suggests the problem’s likely causes, and estimates the resources needed to solve the problem. It serves to communicate to the user, to management, and to the technical people the analyst understands of the nature of the problem and an initial sense of the problem’s resource implications. A well-written problem statement is an effective means of communicating the analyst’s understanding of the problem and its causes to the user, technical personnel, and management, thus helping to ensure that the right problem is solved. The problem statement often serves as a “charter,” or formal authorization for the information gathering and problem definition phase. The problem statement is often based on a limited number of preliminary interviews or observations. Comparing the scope to the symptoms allows the user to judge if solving the problem is worth the cost.
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01 Jan 1982
TL;DR: The One Minute Manager as discussed by the authors is a book about three management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands, which has become a popular management technique.
Abstract: With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard The original, bestselling blockbuster which has transformed businesses world wide. The blockbuster number one international bestselling phenomenon is back ...not that it ever really went away. This easily-read story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands. The One Minute Manager also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all ...it works.

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