What are we going to do? Who is going to do it? When will it be completed? Are there any dependencies?
What do we already know? What don’t we know?
Analyse the data available. Use the data to test our hypothesis. Does this back up our hypothesis?
Are the gaps significant? Do we need to buy / commission more data? Run trials?
Be strict, ask yourself “what question am I trying to answer?”
Update action plan and go back around the loop based on the findings or impact on timings. Confirm or amend hypotheses.
Using a hypothesis based approach to problem solving should deliver results quicker and with better return. It is an efficient way to validate / create solutions, with a reduction in time spent on aimless analysis and more time on analysis that will deliver results.
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