Analytical Problem Solving Methodologies and Tools (Course 1)

Organisation profile

Socrates Workforce Solutions is an Industry Leader in the design and delivery of skills training and development in Ireland. We are unique in being able to provide training that covers the Four Quadrants of Cognitive Skills, Technology Skills, Organisation Development and Workforce Capability.

Our principals have extensive Industry experience and have taught at Universities to Degree and Masters Levels.

Training aim

The primary purpose of this Course is to inform the student of Analytical Problem Solving Frameworks and Tools. 

Learning objectives

LO1        Differentiate between Analytical and Inventive Thinking Methodologies

LO2        Use Critical thinking techniques and Socratic questioning to test assumptions and logic

LO3        Design and modify detection and containment strategies ; Determine Impact and Success criteria

LO4        Understand commonly used Analytical PS frameworks – their differences and merits

LO5        Use tools to obtain a Problem Statement

LO6        Use tools to Characterize a Problem

LO7        ID Models and understand process required to Validate Models

Course outline

The primary purpose of this Course is to inform the student of Analytical Problem Solving Frameworks and Tools. The course will take the student through a logical sequence which can be followed for business, service and engineering problems. For each step in the process a number of tools will be suggested. The course is heavily weighted towards case studies and team exercises.

Trainer's profile

Paul is a leading expert in Analytical and Innventive Thinking. He has designed and led Analytical Problem Solving initiatives and teams.

He has worked as an Engineering Manager, Engineer and Instructor for Academic, Industry and Military organizations in Ireland, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China and France and has 36 years relevant experience.

He holds an MSc in Applied Physics and is a Certified Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt.

Course duration

8 hrs

Who should attend

This program is intended for Engineers, Managers and individuals working in a variety of Industries and sectors including Manufacturing, Pharma, Medical, Food, Engineering, Finance, and Services.