Thinking About Solving Problems

I’ve never worked on an e-discovery project where there were no problems. Although, I may have said: “No Problem!” from time to time. 🙂  The reality of e-discovery project management is there will be problems.  However, if we plan well to mitigate the risks,  things should turn out okay, right?.  The ability to solve problems is a high-value skill in e-discovery so for the next several weeks, I’m going to stretch your perspective and understanding on this topic and hopefully, help you improve your problem solving skills.

Let’s begin with thinking about how we think about problems and their solutions.  In this TED talk, the speaker asks us to think about the “small stuff.”  E-Discovery project managers many times can successfully solve problems  by seeking the simpler solution.

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