A good start is half done - it is our experience that it is essential for any project’s success to form a good, sharp problem statement from the beginning of the project. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in creating a mutual understanding of why the project is meaningful, and how it should be carried out when the project is starting up. Here, the model challenges the project group's different understandings, so you can reach a shared agreement on the starting point for the project. The exercise is to describe the causes of the core problem and the consequences related to different actors and the system.
A project workshop is organized based on questions that can identify the problem area.
The project group discusses the three questions and writes answers on the post-its that will be placed on the problem tree. The answers – and connections - are discussed in the whole group.