- Identify the problem: Try take a note what is the situation, even if the circumstances are very vague and there is not much to write down as a concrete one.
- Identify the cause: Figure out what is the cause of the situation while trying not to touch the cause itself. Also try to make a note what is the cause.
- Identify possible solutions: Make a list of possible solutions, from thumb method to very highly complicated methodologies. Try to write down some of the best-looking solutions.
- Sort out the best solution: Sort out a solution which makes as small modification as possible and best fits the general rules of how things go around. Finally, make a note also.
Sep. 24, 2007. Lbird