Rapid Problem Solving With Post-it Notes

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Da Capo Press, Sep 9, 2009 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Problem Solved!

Uses your favorite top-drawer tool—the Post-itŪ Note. Great for individuals, great for groups—large or small. Problems come in all shapes and sizes, yet most have common characteristics that can be addressed with the techniques found in this book. Rapid Problem-Solving with Post-itŪ Notes shows you how to use six types of techniques:
  • The Post-up—Provides methods for getting information into chunks 
  • The Swap Sort—Shows listing and organization methods 
  • The Top-down Tree—Works when the nature of the problem is unknown
  • The Information Map—Maps messy problems and complex relationships 
  • The Action Map—Plans actions or maps an existing process
  • More than 70 diagrams and examples for solving everyday problems
This refreshing book reminds us the simplest ideas are often the most effective. Solve problems, create solutions and find answers fast—all with the help of Post-itŪ Notes. Tens of millions of Post-itŪ Notes users can now learn how to do far more with these great little tools. Post-itŪ Notes can be used to help solve difficult problems because they:
  • Are the right size to hold one piece of information from a problem
  • Are easily to attached to flat surfaces and stay put
  • Can be moved and reattached many times

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User Review  - PaulBaldowski - LibraryThing

I'm torn about how much value I got out of this book. In practice, it does serve up a valuable, if very focussed, guide to use of Post-ItTM Notes in defining, sorting, prioritising and giving ... Read full review

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User Review  - clews-reviews - LibraryThing

Accurate title, and more useful seeming than it sounds. Straker describes several protocols for using sticky notes to gather ideas from everyone involved at once, and then rearrange them with ... Read full review

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David Straker, MS, is a quality consultant with Hewlett packard, UK, where he researches, writes, teaches and consults on business methods. His previous experience includes teaching, managing, engineering and marketing. This is his third book.

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