[IMCMC] G4 - How to Analyze a Case? (Process (Goal of analysis (concrete…
[IMCMC] G4 - How to Analyze a Case?
Recognize contextual factors
More thinking less reading
Try to find the questions in the context
Realize when to read fast and slow
Think before read the case
Find the relationship
Type of Case Situations
Definition in case: A outcome/performance without explicit explanation
Reasons to fail or success
Accurate causal analysis is vital
Realize and define the problems
Analyze by linking outcome/performance to its root causes
Relevant tools are needed: e.g. Business disciplines
Best option is implicit and depend on another situation
Vary in different dimensions
Decision analyze require
No objectively correct decisions
Create more benefits or less downsides than alternatives
Help to develop evidence for analysis
Make decision is best fit between evidence and criteria
Derived through careful study
Decision options: Look for alternatives or create a plausible one if not stated in case
Explicit decision stated in many cases
Uncertainty: Put into formula through assumption
Idiosyncratic assumption sometimes has no material effect on the result
Scope is narrow: Only useful in specific circumstances yet productive
Same numerical result yet Inference diverged
Different result from different people
Many alternative methods
It's an important part to understand case situation
Provide critical information
Rules applies correctly
No controversial assumption
Many kind of dimensions units
Include positive and negative sides
Overall evaluation should express best fits of evidence and criteria
Point of view
Put yourself in persona's shoes
Why is the person in this dilemma?
Develop a strong argument
argue in a disscussion
Forcing everyone to look at the evidence from new angle
Consider evidence no one else has noticed
have a good grasp of the case
have a good sense of what the evidence is and where it is
Ask yourself what the alternative is
through mistakes,learn more about the thought process called case analysis
Goal of analysis
How do you know when to conclude the study of a case?
you have evidence showing why your conclusion is reasonable
Thinking about other possible conclusions and why yours is preferable to them
you have come to a conclusion about the main issue
you are familiar with the imformation in a case
Allocate a set amount of time for time limit
at the end stop and settle for whatever you know about this case
Description of process
Situation (5 minutes)
Questions (15 minutes)
Hypothesis (45 minutes)
Proof and Action (40mins)
Question your own hypothesis
(look critically at the hypothesis and the evidence)
Ways to think critically about your work
not look for something to prove
any evidence in the case?
implement the decision you're recommending?
What actions does your diagnosis or evaluation call for?
additional evidence ?
Stay focused on what you want to prove
Add the evidence you have
Give a bit of thought to the order of the actions
Think about tangible actions and write them down.
Think in practical
narrow the possibilities to the one that seems most plausible
find the most relevant
know the problem that needs to be diagnosed
write down questions
review the criteria
find the one you have the most confidence in
much better at dealing with complexity
need to know about the situation
Who or what is being evaluated?
Who's responsible for the evaluation?
What are the decision options?
What are the possible criteria?
What's the significance of the problem to the subject?
Who or what is the subject of the problem?
scan the headings
mark up the case
reading the first and last sections
present a partial or complete description
express a tension or conflict important
provide far more information
be flexible and adaptable