The TOSCA Checklist for Problem Definition

A practical way to state a problem is to use the TOSCA checklist by answering the following questions:

  • Trouble: What indicates the current situation is not the desired one?
  • Owner: Who is responsible for its resolution?
  • Success: What will success look like and when?
  • Constraints: What are the binding constraints on developing a solution?
  • Actors: Who are the relevant stakeholders?

Source: The Five Pitfalls Of Problem-Solving – And How To Avoid Them


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