The PrOp Cognitive Problem Solving Method was inspired by design-thinking and perfected during over 200 on-site sessions for innovative Fortune 500 companies.
Simple to learn and use
Highly effective in getting better on-target ideas
Emphasizes collaborative diverse thinking, so everyone gets an equal voice
Lesson One: Introduction To The PrOp Cognitive Problem Solving Method
This lesson introduces the concepts that creative problem solving as a skill anyone can learn, and that a method or process is essential for getting the best on-target ideas and solutions. It introduces the PrOp method and provides a quick overview.
Lesson Two: Breaking Problems & Opportunities Down
This lesson covers how to define and describe different aspects of the problem/opportunity like needs, root problem causes, process steps, barriers to success, product musts, etc. This helps make sure everyone is on the same page, encourages different perspectives, and is a springboard to idea generation.
Lesson Three: Three Powerful Creative Thinking Tools
Use Powerful Creativity Tools
Think outside the box by using creative thinking tools.
Analogies – Who or what does something related to your issue
Principles – How things work or function, rules, physical laws related to your issue
What If questions – Put reality on hold and speculate with fellow participants
Lesson Four: How To React To and Refine Ideas
Capture & Refine Ideas
Build on initial ideas and generate more ideas. Rate ideas and refine the best ideas with additional information and documentation.
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