Five key problem solving skills for professionals

Problem solving is a key success skill for professionals.  It is a skill that is invaluable to protect your future career, whether in the public or private sector, and your personal life. What are the five key skills that are needed to be a good problem solver? Analytical Ability – knowing how to gather data, articulate, … Read more

How to deliver a solution addressing transport challenges

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 5 Delivery

In the previous articles I described the first four steps in addressing transport challenges. In this article I will outline the fifth step – Delivery.

Delivery means outlining the approach to deliver a solution address a transport challenge(s), including consultation and coordination and subsequently evaluating the results.

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How can you get resources to address transport challenges?

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 4 Decisions

In previous articles – Strategy, Analysis and Instruments – I described the first three of the steps in addressing transport challenges.

Decisions is the fourth article in this series on addressing transport challenges, here I outline a systematic approach to evaluating transport proposals and presenting a business case to decision-makers.

The decision-making process involves selecting the intervention or package of options that is expected to deliver the best outcome for the investment required, and within resourcing, political and institutional context and constraints.

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How to select interventions to solve transport challenges

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 3 Instruments

In the two previous articles – Part 1 Strategy and Part 2 Analysis – I described two the steps in addressing transport challenges: Strategy and Analysis. In this article I will outline the third step – Instruments or Interventions.

Once you have determined a strategy and desired outcomes, and analysed transport challenges, the next step is to identify the most appropriate instrument or intervention or package to address the problem.

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Provide a systematic approach to analysing complex transport challenges

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 2 Analysis

In the previous article – Part 1 Strategy – I described the five steps in addressing transport challenges (S.A.I.D.D.), and outlined the first step, Strategy. In this article I will outline the second step – Analysis.

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How to establish a results focus in addressing transport challenges.

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 1 Strategy

There are 5 steps in addressing transport challenges – I use the acronym S.A.I.D.D. (SAID and Done):

  1. S: Strategy. Describe the specific challenges, the desired results, and who you need to work with.
  2. A: Analysis. Identify the specific problem(s) being faced, the cause and effect.
  3. I: Instruments (or Interventions). Choosing from the range of solution options available.
  4. D: Decisions. Build the case for the investment in the preferred solution.
  5. D: Delivery.Provide a systematic approach to implementing transport policy.

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