Problem solving habit on an expert developer

Reviews the entire plan. mentally explores
alternative strategies, and clearly understands
what result is to be obtained.

Concentrates on similarities to and differences
from known problems; uses generic principles
rather than problem matching.

Examines several procedures serially or in parallel.

Emphasizes care and accuracy in the solution.

Goes through the problem-solving process step by
step. checking, reevaluating. and recycling from
dead ends to another valid path.

Knows what princrples might be involved and
where to get missing data.

Carefully evaluates the necessary assumplions.

Aware that a dead end may exist for a strategy and
has planned alternative strategies if a dead end is
Makes appropriate approximations
Disagrees wilh other experts.
Breaks rules and makes exceptions.
Able to deal with qualilalive data.
Good management of time‘


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