Week #9: (3/20-24) Problem Solving, Interference

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Week #9: (3/20-24) Problem Solving, Interference

Post by rjagodowski » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 pm

Problem Solving Process

This week we will discuss the 6 Steps to effective problem solving. These steps help formalize the process for solving technical problems. The handouts attached below will hopefully allow you to create a logical process to resolve various problems. Handouts are attached as pdfs here:
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There are other methodologies developed to assist in problem resolution. The POWER and SWOT methods mentioned below often lend themselves to arriving at a resolution for problems of a less technical and perhaps more sociological nature. The tutorials below should be done individually to help assess your personal tendencies toward problem solving.

Here's a link demonstrating the P-O-W-E-R Method Positives, Objections, What Else, Enhancements, Remedies. This is from Wisc-Online.

And here's another tool known as S-W-O-T, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats. This is from Wisc-Online.

Here's a tool which helps to assess how You (personally) Make Decisions and Solve Problems. This is from Wisc-Online.

Introduction to Interference:

A common problem is RFI and EMI. Here's an article from the Wall Street Journal which shows the FCC enforcing radio interference rules.
FCC Agents Traces Radio Interference - WSJ.com.pdf
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Wikipedia's Description of EMI & RFI.

FCC Defines Interference.

Popular Mechanics - How to Fight RFI with your Gadgets.

RF Interference Hunting Techniques:
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