MISSION 1 - IDENTIFY THE ROOT CAUSE OF A PROBLEM
This mission asks you to use the 5 Whys method to identify the root cause of a problem. You need to complete at least 3 Whys and up to 7 Whys are provided.
Describe your problem in terms of the unwanted effects that can be observed. This might be problem related to working with others, your learning, your work, with a product or process or any other type of problem.
MISSION 2 - CREATE A MINDMAP
Create a mindmap at https://bubbl.us/. Export the mindmap as a png file and load below.
(You can use alternative mindmapping tools if you desire but we think bubbl is the simplest to use.)
Your mindmap represents a brainstorm of ideas around a particular topic or problem. You might want to brainstorm solutions to the problem identified in Mission 1.
MISSION 3 - COMPLETE A DECISION MATRIX ANALYSIS
Identify a decision that you need to make. Use the Decision Matrix Analysis template to help you make the right decision.
Download the template here: http://careercred.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Decision-Matrix.xlsx
MISSION 4 - ASSESS YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES
Rate your ability on the five point scale below on each of the FOUR Problem Solving abilities.
Then, justify and support your ratings by completing parts A, B, C in the textboxes below.
PART A Justification
Part A is analytical, not descriptive. You should justify your assessment of your skills by analysing the evidence that you submitted to complete the missions.
When re-considering the missions you have completed you might reconsider what went well or what went badly and seek to analyse the reasons why they went well or badly and what the consequences were for your own skills development.
PART B Conclusion
In Part B you should sum up what you have learnt about yourself as a result of completing the missions and this self-assessment exercise.
What did you learn about your current level of knowledge or competence?
What could or should you have done differently? What stopped you from doing this?
PART C Improvement Plan
Part C should build on Parts A and B to identify the main areas for improvement and describe specific actions designed to address these areas.
Your action plan should flow naturally from the conclusions you reached in Part B. Where your conclusions identified areas for improvement, these should be addressed in the action plan. Even where the learning and development experience was positive you should identify how you can improve further.
You should justify the selected actions by explaining why you plan to do them and what outcome you hope to achieve.