The Anatomy of Problem-Solving

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In a fast-paced technical industry, continuous, stream-lined production is reliant upon smooth-running equipment and a team of professional technicians and engineers working together like well-oiled parts. However, technology has yet to produce the perpetual motion machine, and like the mechanical parts in any piece of equipment, individual members of a team may aggravate one another when encountering problems. The Anatomy of Problem-Solving was written to remove the mystery out of problem-solving. In this book, Tim exposes some hard to believe realities of why the manufacturing industries are at risk of losing their competitive edge through their inability to effectively solve problems. The seven phases of problem-solving within this text, ranging from Problem Recognition to Problem Evaluation, will teach the reader how to identify the root cause of equipment failures, and effectively solve those problems. This book addresses problems in a simple, methodical manner, presenting guidelines designed to understand technical problems and solve them effectively, saving money and time and ultimately strengthening the reader’s confidence in approaching previously insurmountable problems. Each chapter is concisely written, detailing every phase in this brilliant problem-solving process. The process is illustrated throughout the book by a gas furnace heating problem experienced and solved by the author himself, employing the seven phases. Using this process, no challenge is insurmountable.

Author, keynote motivational speaker, and problem-solver Tim Hobbs shares with readers a process he developed throughout his technical career to deal with the countless hitches that occur with technical equipment and teams. Throughout this book he offers many recommendations and strategies of how to mitigate issues that often arise during team problem-solving. Embedded throughout with practical examples and humorous True-Stories from his own life to illuminate each phase, this book is easy to read and understand for anyone who encounters problems; technical or otherwise. It is Tim’s intent to put the excitement and passion back into problem-solving.

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Tim Hobbs initiated his career as a problem-solver in the US Navy, earning the coveted Sailor of the Year award at the young age of 19 at his first duty station in Keflavik, Iceland. While serving, he maintained telecommunications, navigation, combat, alarms and power distribution systems throughout the world. After over nine years and three prestigious Naval Achievement Medals, Tim decided to leave the Navy to spend more time with his family. He began a career in the semiconductor industry, where, within months of starting the new job, he was solving cutting-edge technical problems that had eluded his peers for weeks and even months. Due to his strong problem-solving and team leadership skills he was able to advance from a technician to a senior equipment engineer. He is a sought after problem-solving expert within his field of expertise. He received a B.S. in Information Systems and M.B.A. in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. He is the Founder and President of Hobbs Technical Consulting, LLC and an in-demand keynote motivational speaker. Through his innovative professional problem-solving seminars and workshops, he trains organizations and professional groups how to effectively solve problems in a team environment. Tim has an innate passion to help others succeed. His mission is to train the next generation of professional problem-solvers. He is a member of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Education Dean’s Advisory Board. He is also an adjunct professor at UCCS. In 2006, he was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his strong community involvement. Tim Hobbs lives with his wife Lashunder and three children in Colorado Springs, CO. To learn more about Tim and his consulting company, please visit www.hobbstech.com.

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