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HDI Structured Problem Solving for the Support Professional

Learn to troubleshoot effectively through presentation and interactive workshop exercises.

GK# 2441

Course Overview

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Often, analysts use an ad hoc approach to problem solving, guided by their instincts and past experience. But such an approach is inconsistent and often wastes time and resources. Structured problem solving (SPS) provides a systematic approach. It includes defining, describing, establishing possible causes, testing the most probable cause, and verifying the true cause. When integrated into the incident management process, analysts and technicians can use proper questioning skills, critical and creative thinking skills, knowledge capturing skills, and diagnostic skills to solve incidents and problems efficiently and accurately.

This dynamic course focuses on the value of a structured, consistent problem solving process. You will learn to harness your natural problem solving skills and successfully apply them during applicable and energizing activities. You will participate in a continuous workshop scenario intended to engage and embed each learning concept.

What You'll Learn

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  • Resolve more incidents on your own
  • Implement a structured and proven process for troubleshooting
  • Benefits of knowing and listening to customers
  • Identify root causes
  • Ensure your understanding of the customer's issue
  • Tools that can lead to greater service excellence
  • Integrate SPS into the incident management process
  • Use open- and closed-ended questions properly
  • Capture information in a journalistic style
  • Document specific types of details throughout the problem solving process
  • Generate knowledge documents with greater ease

Outline

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1. Defining Structured Problem Solving (SPS)

  • The concept of Structured Problem Solving
  • Your Natural Approach to Problem Solving
  • The Structured Problem Solving Process
  • Different Applications of Problem Solving
  • The Concept of Total Contact Ownership

2. Laying the Foundation

  • Gathering Information
  • Understanding Customer Competency Levels
  • Listening as an Art
  • Documenting in the Incident Management Process

3. Understanding and Enhancing Your Creativity

  • Inhibitors to Creativity
  • Sources of Creativity
  • Brainstorming
  • Enhancing Creativity
  • Thinking Styles

4. Understanding the Structured Problem Solving Process

  • Obstacles of Problem Solving
  • The Value of Categorization, Prioritization, and Documentation
  • Knowledge Management

5. Understanding Structured Analysis

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Using Flow Charts
  • Trend Analysis

6. Enhancing the Customer Experience with SPS

  • Total Contact Ownership
  • Status Updates
  • Apply and Verify The Solution
  • Close the Incident / Problem
  • Follow Up
  • Continuous Service Improvement

Who Should Attend

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  • Technical support staff who need to learn how to resolve incidents and/or problems following a structured problem solving methodology
  • Team leads and managers who want to support their team's ability to follow the structured problem solving process
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

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