IAF Methods

Best, Worst, Most Probable

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Reviewing the consequences of an identified problem

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Goal

To review the consequences of solving or not solving a problem from the perspectives of best, worse and most probable.

Attachments

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Materials

  • Flipchart
  • markers
  • etc.

Instructions

Before

Time needed: 6 - 12 minutes

Pre-Work Required: The problem should be clearly defined.

Level of Difficulty to Facilitate (to be deleted during review): No specific skills required

During

1. List the consequences of solving and not solving a problem in six columns:

2. What is the best consequence of solving / not solving this problem?

3. The worst consequence of solving / not solving this problem?

4. Most probable of solving / not solving this problem?

5. Discuss the differences between the columns.

After

Follow-Up Required: Move on to a problem definition or a problem solving process depending on the result of the session.

Background

Derived from: Doyle, Michael and Straus, David: How to Make Meetings Work, Berkley Books, 1976, 1993, p. 220

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