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  1. Framework that has been tested at a top tier consulting firm
  2. Examples to help understand key concepts
  3. Simple and pragmatic problem solving process


According to McKinsey, structured problem solving can be used to address almost any complex challenge in business or public policy. Consulting deliverables typically take the form of PowerPoint presentations.


1. This document explains how to identify, define and solve problems in a structured manner and communicate findings effectively to the client. It has a strong focus on hypothesis generation techniques utilized by the world's leading consulting firm.
2. It introduces tools that consultants can add to their toolkit of skills and use for many types of problem-solving and is suitable for anyone who is looking for a robust methodology to solve complex problems.

The Problem Solving and Decision Making deck outlines the following topic:
1. The key principles of the logical problem-solving approach - Impact driven, focused and fact-based
2. The problem-solving cycle - problem definition, problem structuring, prioritization, issue analysis and work plan, analysis, synthesis, and recommendations
3. Problem statement "framework"
4. What is an issue tree and why is it important?
5. Prioritization and methods for prioritizing
6. Synthesis and it's objective

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