Everybody faces problems everyday. Pproblems differ in
- complexity (what time and which recourses we need in order to solve the problem)
- simple problem: solution of the problem is a matter of course:
- we need only just to implement the solution;
- complex problem: in order to make true decision how to solve the problem we should drill down in to its nature:
- the problem looks unsolvable;
- the problem was already being solved but solution implemented seem to be not effective as expected;
- insignificant problem: the problem does not bother you:
- you expect the problem will be solved without your efforts;
- even though the problem were not solved it would not result in undesirable results;
- significant problem: the problem does not allow to get over the hump of a task:
- the problem has to be solved;
- we are ready to spend time and resources for problem solving (of course, if the cost of the solution is less then benefit after the problem eradication!).
Usually we are lacking in common sense when the problem is complex and/or very important for us. In this case we engage special tools for problem solving in addition to common sense (if we can not break a stick without a hand's turn, but we have to break it, then better to use axe).
Applied System Analysis is a kit of tools specially designed for problem solving and a well-structured methodology on their practical usage. Applied System Analysis allows us to turn problem solving into a "technological process", with clear defined consequence and content of operations.
"almaGRID" is a software environment for such a technological process.