Here I (Tahfimul Latif) share my recurring experience as an engineer.
Difficult situations always surround us in life.
As taught by my great engineering teacher from High School, any great issue can be solved using 5 simple steps. I use these steps to accomplish my engineering projects as well as solve other problems.
The first thing to do when faced with a crisis of such is to understand what it is you are facing. If you do not understand what you are facing, the problem is going nowhere near its solution. Once your understanding is solid, you should then be able to define the problem in your own words.
Once you have a solid understanding and definition of your problem, you can now start to think about steps to your solution. Now is the time to list out the possible steps.
After listing out your steps, it is time to expand on them. You need to now start adding every detail possible to each of the steps.
Take your detailed solution plan and develop a test plan. This test plan will take into account the strength of your steps. It will include things for you to check before you execute your plan.
The final step is to combine leaps 1–4 and execute your plan.
If you completed the steps described in the order without skipping any, you should have now solved your issue.