What I learned about techniques for faster problem solving
I was recently introduced to the idea of “heuristics” as a valid(?) problem-solving technique.
The concept itself is quite simple — for any given fault, compile a list of known root-causes and/or solutions, and sort your list by decreasing frequency.
As a demonstration (with made-up data), if your problem is that the light(s) are not illuminated, the possible cause might be:
50% — The power is off at the light switch
25% — The bulb is blown
12% — The circuit breaker has tripped
6% — Someone left the main power switch off in…
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