Problem Analysis Worksheet
©1999 Gary K. Clabaugh & Edward G. Rozycki

(append other sheets as necessary)

See related article:
Solving School Problems

edited 4/2/12

Initial statement of problem.______________________________________

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Q1. What is the situation?._________________________________________

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Q2. Whom does it concern? (3 examples)

 First Party Concerned Second Party Concerned Third Party Concerned __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Q3. How do they perceive it?

 First Party Perception Second Party Perception Third Party Perception __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Q4. Why does it concern them? (So What?)

 First Party Concern Second Party Concern Third Party Concern __________________ __________________ __________________ So what?_____________ So what?_____________ So what?_____________ So what?_____________ So what?_____________ So what?_____________

Q5. What changes do they propose? (can it fail?)

 First Party Proposal Second Party Proposal Third Party Proposal __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Q6. Can and will anything be done?

Check the powerholders: First Party _____ ; Second Party _____; Third Party _____

Q7. Who gains and who loses from the change?

 Indicate Benefits/Costs First Proposal Second Proposal Third Proposal First Party / / / Second Party / / / Third Party / / /