GS1140 Problem Solving
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Putting It All Together
Exercise 10.1
1) A Basic Car Rental charges a daily rate of $29 plus $.20 per mile. Suppose that you rent a car
for a day and your bill (before taxes) is $79. How many miles did you drive the car?
29 + 0.20x = 79
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Intro:
To identify Kepner-Tregoe Problem Analysis Technique; its findings and purposes
Body: Kepner-Tregoe is designed to analyze problems systematically, sound and logically, and
act as a
tool to analyze potential problems. The methodology can be put for

Improving Creative Abilities
For this lab think about the reading, you completed this week and reflect on the 12
techniques for improving creative abilities. Then, answer the following questions. You should
answer each question in a new paragraph.
Which o

Problem Definition Techniques
Identify two techniques that can help you change the way you see and define
problems. How will you implement these techniques?
Well, one technique that I found out that I have used for years is the
heuristic definition. I als

JESSICA BOWMAN
WEEK 3 EFFECTIVE AND INEFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVER CHARACTERISTICS
Week 3 GS1140
EXERCISE 1
Characteristics of effective and ineffective problem solvers
My personality type along with the characteristics make me a natural analyzer. I
analyze a

K.T POTENTIAL PROBLEM ANALYSIS: BIRTHDAY PARTY
Potential Problem
Possible Causes
Preventive Action
Contingency
Plan
Surprise Birthday party
does not go as
planned.
Does not get what
she or he wanted for
their birthday.
Ask what he or
Get the present
she w

Answers to Lab Work 8.1
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 had the highest grossing weekend
ever.
2. Pirate of the Carribean: Dead Mans Chest had the lowest grossing weekend
ever.
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has a higher gro

Gantt Chart
Months: March August
Problems
March
Relationship
Fix
schedule
at work
Chores
Train
worker
Car problems
Save
money for
new car
April
May
June
Spend
time
with
friends
Spend
time
with
family
Fix salary
July
August
Evaluate
work
and
ethic
Look for

USING PROBLEM DEFINITION TECHNIQUES
P S T WEEK 5 LAB 5-1
1. What are the five tenets of people management?
Focus on performance, not personality. This provides a dialog that can
address performance improvement.
Provide a base line against which to measur

Transferable Skills
FORUM 6.1
BUFORD WHISEMANT
P. S. T. Week 6 Forum Transferable Skills
Analytical: You are analytical, as you like to get to the bottom of things and have a
very logical thinking
Planning: You have superb planning skills and this will he

Question 1 of 1:
Brainstorming
Using the brainstorming technique, suggest 10 ways to increase the number of
customers at a local restaurant.
1. Sales
2. Promotions
3. Advertisement
4. Good food at a reasonable price
5. Word of mouth
6. Signs
7. Contest
8.

Jessica Bowman
4/5/2016
GS1140: Week 2_ Lab 2
I would like to manage two recurring problems that I always seem to struggle
with. They both have to do with personal health goals:
Goals
1. I need to drink more water
2. Start adding exercise into my weekly r

Jessica Bowman
Problem Solving Theory
Week 1 Assignment
03/20/2016
Problems or Challenges in Education and Career Goals
The three problems or situations that I can accurately identify that
make pursuing my education and career goals the most difficult are

JESSICA BOWMAN
WEEK 2 EXERCISE 1 PROBLEM SOLVING HEURISTIC
The Five Stage Problem Solving Heuristic
The problem solving heuristic that we will use in this class
originated from the McMaster FivePoint Strategy. This five step
problem solving heuristic prov

Intrapersonal is the best way to describe me. In using my Intrapersonal communication I
trying to process the information from the environment and sending explanations to myself. The
first I can remember doing this a lot. I was watch the other members tha

Problem Definition Techniques
Identify two techniques that can help you change the way you see and define problems.
How will you implement these techniques?
Offer your classmates suggestions for using the two identified techniques. Respond to at
least two

9/1/2015
Gathering
Information
P S T Lab 4-2
Buford Whisemant
Consider your current or ideal job. What is it?
My ideal career would have to be software engineering. I would have to say this because
for as far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated

Idea Generation Techniques
1. Compare at least four idea-generation techniques and examine whether a
common thread runs through these techniques. Following are some of the
techniques you might choose to compare:
a. Brainstorming: produce an idea or way of

Five Step Problem Solving Heuristic
Mailloux, Austin 12/20/15
In this paper I will be explaining the five step problem solving heuristic we will be using in
this course. The first step is identifying the problem. The second step is solution generation. Th

Gathering and Collecting Information
As a teenager, I was given a project car to fix so I would be able to drive to school and
wherever I needed to be. It was a 1995 Toyota Tercel. I replaced the fuel pump and filter and got
it to run. From there, I heard

READING BAR GRAPHS AND LINE GRAPHS
November 1, 2011
Exercise 8.1
Table1:Top5OpeningWeekendMovies(millions)
1) According to the given bar graph, which movie has had the second highest grossing weekend ever?
The Dark Knight
2) According to the given graph,

Idea Generation Techniques
October 30, 2011
Lab 7.1
I would say that the common thread between the techniques if any is that each
technique is a way to resolve an idea in some way or another.
a)
Brainstorming: group creativity technique that tries to find

BRAINSTORMING
October 25, 2011
Exercise 7.1
10 Ways to Improve Attendance at a Local Restaurant
1) Advertise with Local Radio and TV Station
2) Advertise with Local Newspaper
3) Offer discounts on certain items, such as soups, salads, appetizers
4) Start

Exercise 4.1
1)
Given the Following equations, solve for variable x or y. See the examples given
in this weeks presentation.
a)
7y = 28
7
7
y=4
2)
b) 20x + 7 = 67
-7 -7
x = 60
c) x 5 = 2
+5+5
x=7
d) 6y = 18
6
6
y=3
Write the given decimals in percent. See

SolvingRealNumbersAndIntroductionToAlgebra
Exercise 3.2
1) Evaluate each expression when x = 2, y = 3, and z = 10. See the examples
given in this weeks presentation.
a)
7y
7(3) = 21
b)
10x/z
10(2) /10
20 / 10 = 2
c)
xz + y
2(10) + 3
20 + 3 = 23
d)
6y 18
6