Imagine that you could have a set of questions, that are context-free, that can be applied to ANY challenge big or small? Well I give you – The Phoenix Checklist: or how the CIA solve problems

The checklist consists of two sets of questions.

The first will help you get a clearer picture of the problem you’re facing. The second will help you work towards a solution. If you are running a workshop, brainstorm or looking for creative solutions then work through the checklist together or break into smaller groups, or individually and see where they take you.

Each of these questions are related to other creative thinking tools that we train on our courses here at Now Go Create. See our brainstorm workshop notes below alongside some of our favourite questions to spark creative thinking.

THE PROBLEM – think of this as the what

THE PLAN – think of this as the how

So that’s how the CIA solves problems – what are your favourite questions? We have several different courses that focus on problem solving including SCAMPER and the VIEW assessment to look at your personal preferences in relation to solving problem.