A problem in the context in which it is meant can be great or small, comprehended or not and of varying significance.
A simple procedure can be useful in bringing about a solution.
- Analysis of the true nature of the problem or the task at hand.
- Consideration of all the possible methods of achieving a solution or completion of task.
- Narrowing down the methods and choosing the best method.
- Carrying out the method to solve the problem or complete task.
- On completion, consideration should be given to satisfaction.
- Assessment of whether the choice of method was accurate.
The same procedure can also be used for general tasks of varying complexity.
In general, when given a task to complete, there is a need to consider the whole of the work to be undertaken, so that an orderly progress is maintained and time, energy and resources are not wasted.