Friday, 12 April 2013

overview of lesson on 12.04.2013


root cause analysis: 
We must understand that a problem has many underlying causes.
To find the underlying causes from different perspectives. 

Fever is a symptom, but it might be a cause. 
might be dengue?  
…Bieber fever?

causes of the cause?
Humans? …probably.

With causes, we need to find evidence. 
how to find the root cause?

use the ladder of Y's. Find the root cause, and work your way out.

Why do I spans so much time on work?
--I am distracted..

Think of as many causes and underlying causes for the problem you had selected as you can. 
The causes and underlying causes must have at least seven perspectives?

Write your responses in the comment box below. 

example. Find something simple/toys. Then, you scamper it. (eg. LEGO).  

Sunday, 7 April 2013

lesson overview of 5.4.2013


Our focus: CP4I
Differences between Challenges and Problem -- Challenges are broad, while Problems are specific and focused.

We should be looking at problems that others think that is is not a problem.
See problems as to as an obstacle, but as a challenge
…So, we do not want to phrase the problem as a sentence/statement, but as a question. 
In exams:

"whoa I have to remember all these things." vs. " I will score this well, and show that I can apply what I learn." 

How do we keep smokers 5 meters away from the bus stop? 
examples given by S1-04: 
Attach smoke detectors
Use chairs that pushes you off when it detects smoke
Put the ash tray 5 meters  away from the bus stop.  however, people would not walk as far to throw their cigarette buds away. They might just throw it on the ground. 

IWWMW… (in what ways might we)
HCW… (how can we)
HMW… (how might we)

Characteristics of Problem statements:

Question form -a good problem poses a question rather then making a statement.
Invites ideas- a good problem statement invites you to generate many rich ideas
Free of limiting criteria- It should not box you in or limit your thinking by being filled with limitations, restrictions, qualifications or criteria
Concisely states- it should be brief and to the point so it will be easily understood and readily used as a starting point for generating ideas. 

Wouldn't it be great if…
wouldn't it be nice if… 


The criteria for Selection of Challenge, Problems, Task and Possibilities:

Food for thought.. 

"there are no problems, only challenges" you agree? 

BTW… Remember to complete the handout.