Identify the issues. Be clear about what the problem is.Understand everyone's interests.List the possible solutions (options)Evaluate the options.Select an option or options.Document the agreement (s).Agree on contingencies, monitoring, and evaluation.

Identify. Identifying the correct problem to work on is often where people trip up. ...Ideate. Now that you have a short list of what the problem might be, brainstorm all the possible solutions. ...Evaluate. This is when you evaluate the ideas you came up with during the ideation phase. ...Execute. ...Re-examine. ...

v.solved, solv·ing, solves. v.tr. To find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example). v.intr. To solve an equation: Insert the values of the constants and solve for x. [Middle English solven, to loosen, from Latin solvere; see leu-in Indo-European roots.]