Solve problems critically

Structuring problems (part 2)

Master the art of building issue trees from scratch both top down and bottom up

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Structuring problems (part 2)
Why this topic matters

Issue trees are useful tools for breaking down complex problems, but building them well from scratch can be tough. To make them more easily, you want to have multiple ways to approach them.

What participants will do together
  • Review what makes a great issue tree
  • Build issue trees in two ways: top-down and bottom-up
  • Discuss the pros and cons of each method, and when each might be the most helpful
  • Exchange feedback, reflections, and plans to apply it in real life
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Participant reflections

"I will organize a session to build issue trees from the bottom up together with my team."

"Building issue trees from two different perspectives wasn't something I'm used to so it was nice to try it out."

"Both frameworks in this session were really helpful for thinking through problem solving."

"Structuring your brainstorming and your issue trees has a big impact on the outcome."

"This was a fun and immersive experience with coworkers—I love the mix of group and solo work. I am a fan!"

"This was a terrific combination of individual and group learning. The tech feels groundbreaking!"

"This is a way better experience than watching eye-numbing videos. I love it."

"I love that Sparkwise makes it possible to chat with colleagues in real time while solving interesting problems."

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