Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the project as a problem-solving tool from other types of projects.
  • Identify and describe the key attributes of the problem-solving approach to project work.
  • Clarify your understanding of the term ‘problem’ and identify other terms that share a similar meaning.
  • Differentiate between everyday understandings of problem-solving and those that apply in the project-work context.
  • Convert your initial problem idea into a question.
  • Use the question to build the problem statement.
  • Identify and describe the key features of the problem statement.
  • Generate the project objective and establish its relationship with the initial question and the problem statement.