Course of Action

Type: Process

Gist

to explain how to act upon a problem or complex, dynamic, invisible situation

Entry Conditions

every process must have at least 1 entry condition in order to prevent un-economic conduction of the process

Steps and Notes

S1: work out your goals see Specifying Goals, to be used as guides and criteria for evaluation of your actions (see step 5).

S2: gather information about the situation and about how it changed over time in order to build a structural model of the problem

S3: build hypotheses about how the situation has changed and deduct how it will change

S4: plan your actions, decide on your actions, act (don't forget to think about doing nothing)

S5: check the effects (momentary facts AND tendences!) of your actions and refine your strategy with new evidence

Note: this is not a linear process. Trace back to any step whenever you feel you should.

Exit Conditions

One may exit the process, if…

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