Problem-Solving Resource Center

Musts and Wants

What It Is Used For

  • To help select between alternatives.

When to Use It

  • In selecting a solution to a problem, this can be used to decide between alternatives.

Important Notes

  • To even be considered, a potential solution is required to meet all of the “Must” criteria.
  • In evaluating the wants, it is best to use the expertise of a team. This will give the best ranking of the potential solutions.

Musts and Wants