Learning Objectives

  • Acknowledge that there are some projects where the focus is on the solution to be developed.
  • Acknowledge that every proposal for a solution has its genesis in a problem situation.
  • Be aware of the need to uncover the probable problem situations in relation to a proposed solution when only limited information is provided about the former.
  • Be aware of the widely held interpretation of the concept ‘innovation’.
  • Recognise the limits of such an interpretation and acknowledge the importance of incorporating an awareness of a problem when considering an innovation.
  • Identify criteria used to determine whether a product or a process qualifies as an innovation.
  • Explain how developing a project proposal is essentially a way of developing a solution in response to a problem.
  • Identify and explain the steps in writing a project report/project proposal.