Problem solving heuristic - variable solutions and consequences

  1. Understand, define, and clarify the problem
  2. Identify the influences that effect the decision: society, personal, legal, peer, family, cultural, ...
  3. List possible solutions (This is what other people have tried...)
  4. List the risks and consequences involved with each of the solutions
  5. Make a decision
  6. Implement the decision
  7. Evaluate the decision and maybe start over