In 5Di Define you are doing two things: identifying the problem the business wants solving, and figuring out how you will know if you’ve been successful.
When a stakeholder or client comes to you with a request, your first question should be, ‘why?’
1. Define Checklist
Define creates the foundation for your entire project. This checklist provides a list of everything you’ll need to consider.
2. Define Workshop
The 5Di Define workshop is the key to ensuring you have a well-articulated problem statement and hypothesis to test.
3. Define Report
Before you move to the Discover phase, clarify the mission. This template provides a structure to communicate what has been agreed.
Helpful tips from the Solvd Together team and our friends:
Learning Consultant, Solvd Together
“Saying no to bad projects is one of the hardest things about my job. If the solution is pre-defined by the stakeholder and they can’t articulate the problem, it’s best to walk away.”
“Defining the problem gets overlooked in so many Learning and Development projects. Simply asking yourself and your stakeholders ‘what problem are we trying to solve here?’ starts a valuable conversation.”
“A frequent challenge many teams face is stakeholders who want to order training from them. Defining the problem allows you to explore solutions beyond this.”