We take in our lives - both private (opportunity to travel abroad, position, choice of study orientation  or process (opening a new business line, creating a new position, marketing for a product - a lot of decisions built on just a simple idea or an opportunity to get lost from us , And then face its consequences, whether positive or negative due to our choice of sound or - in return - for our failure in planning

Here begins our fear and hesitation in the futility of decisions in the future, we begin to search on the total methods and methods adopted in obtaining a comprehensive view of all aspects of ideas before taking any decision whatsoever, which we find the most famous SWOT analysis

Through this topic, we will provide another approved method, PPCO, which will enable you to look at things in all its aspects in order to determine the effectiveness of the application of the idea and decide on it

This is a method developed by Blair Miller, Jonathan Vihar, Roger Veristen et al. In Creativity Unbound 2011, which aims to transform simple ideas into practical and practical solutions that can be applied and predict different Their bad and good aspects in order to know in advance the circumstances of their application and take decisions

Is a four-stage technique used to analyze things, often adopted by companies to distinguish good opportunities that should not be missed. Which does not prevent the possibility of using them individually to make special decisions, whether learning to study, for example, or different aspects of life

Technical principles of PPCO

Before applying this technique, a person must adhere to a set of principles that guarantee the legitimacy and effectiveness of the method once it is done. These principles are summarized in the following

 Objective positive criticism

The person must know in advance that this technique depends on identifying the positive points as well as weaknesses of the projects or ideas. Therefore, he must adhere to the principles of balanced critical thinking that treats things without any personal or fanaticism. In other words, if the decision, for example, concerns the idea of ​​a joint venture between you and others, keep all of you away from personalism and deal with things without bias, the most important for all of you is to achieve success and make the right decision that satisfies all parties

 Keep the new

Decisions should not be delayed on the grounds of fear of consequences and consequences, and the delay will be stronger and tougher. Especially for technical or innovative topics, it may be adopted by others easily and stand on the sidelines allowing others to take your chance only because you did not care about the time. Therefore, try to hurry up and analyze things for decision

Review your goals

Either in particular or in relation to a company or business, must lay down your approved goals and strategies before you begin to review an idea or make a decision. This will enable you to set clear boundaries for what you are going to do. Of template and general objectives

the focus

Keep your focus and focus with you (if the decision is collective) in order to reach the best results and look at all the points, so as not to forget anything or idea. This alert mode will enable you to become familiar with all aspects of the topic discussed and reach the best decisions

Method of implementation of PPCO technique

Following these principles, you must apply this technique, which is to bring a paper and pen and create a list of the following

Pluses / Pros
The idea is to list all the positive points surrounding the treated idea that make it an opportunity to consider - taking into account the basic objectives that you have already established and the principles that one must adhere to - by asking two basic questions

What's good about this idea
What are the pros that surround it?
After getting a list of positives, rank them in the foreground, which you see as the most important at all, both personally and in practice