Problem Solving to Find the Root Cause

How does root cause problem solving and the 5 Whys tool apply to your role as a project manager? I find that if I’m not asking questions as a project manager, I’m solving problems. And most of the time, one leads to the other. Read on to see how you can apply this thinking across your work as a project manager.

Everything Is a Process

Is there anything that you do in your personal or professional life that can be simplified? I am sure there is, and my advice is to ask a lot of questions about how things work, why they work that way, whether it is something your stakeholders or customers want, and whether it can be done any better with less steps, less confusion, and less wasted effort.