Generating alternative Solutions to Problems August 28, 2018
In the article about problem solving in software engineering, i highlighted the major problem solving steps as:- Define the problem Analyse the problem List/Identify  alternative solutions Select the best solution List instructions that lead to the solution using the selected solution Evaluate the solution In this post, i will focus on how to generate alternative solutions.The first solution you are arrive at may not be best of all possible options. It is important that we generate...
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Problem Solving – Analyse/Understand the Problem September 14, 2015
The goal of problem analysis is to gain better understanding of the problem being solved before development begins. It is import to know why the problem is occurring, when and how often. Try to understand the first cause of the problem. Root cause analysis is a systematic way of uncovering the root, or underlying first cause of an identified problem or a symptom to the problem. Tools such as fishbone diagram or pareto chart can help...
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Problem solving -Define the problem September 12, 2015
“Until the problem is well defined and articulated it is impossible to arrive at a solution” The first step to solving any software engineering problem is to define the problem. Articulate the problem and eliminate all unnecessary terminologies and jargons. Start by reading the problem completely at least twice. Read and establish the context of each key word. If time allows, research about the problem. Ensure that there is agreement on the problem to be solved....
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Software programming and problem solving September 12, 2015
Programming is the process of planning a sequence of steps called instructions for the computer to follow. The fact that you are reading this post you already know that computers lack common sense and cannot make any judgment. So the computer will do as instructed by the programmer through the computer program. Programming is more about problem solving than coding. A problem is the difference between things as perceived and things as desired. A solution will...
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