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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Approaches

Begin by brainstorming possibilities for resolution. Encourage everyone to think like a novice, without preconceived notions of what will not work. Be organized and have a plan for proceeding—avoid “getting stuck.” The following approaches may help:

  • Research technologies and alternatives.

  • Use analogies. Look for similarities in other fields.

  • Combine ideas into new concepts.

  • “Misuse” techniques, ideas, and tools.

  • Focus on what you can make work and attempt to expand on it.

  • Be persistent. Develop partial answers and work them into full solutions.

  • Tolerate errors and failure; seek ways to address the defects or succeed with related methods.

Keep track of unsuccessful approaches; if something does not work, move on. Within the allotted time, ...

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