Of course if that is your work, I'm surprised that you are reading this blog!
- Can you restate your problem? How many different ways can you restate it? More general? More specific?
- Can the rules be changed?
And then as a bonus there is a list of questions that help you plan (always a favourite topic of mine). They include:
- What do you need to do at this time?
- Who will be responsible for what?
- Can you use this problem to solve some other problem?
Read the list and enjoy. Remember to add some Kudos when solving the next problem with your team. "Hey guys, it's time to use the CIA's checklist"