You understand the nature of problems:
___They may be defined as the difference between what is and what might or should be.
___They may occur within or outside of the group.
___They occur at different levels of severity.
You have clarified the problem:
___You have started with what you know.
___You have decided what is missing.
___You have gathered information on the problem.
___You have defined the problem.
You have decided to solve the problem:
___It is important.
___It is feasible.
___You are the best people to solve the problem.
___You have weighed the negative impacts.
___You have chosen among possible problems.
You have analyzed the problem:
___You know what the problem is.
___You know why the problem exists.
___You know who is causing the problem.
___You know when the problem first occurred or became significant.
___You know how much, or to what extent, the problem is occurring.