I recently ran an experiment and created a 'format' for my training class to form better actions from their learning, as I was getting frustrated at hearing "I am going to do X" without knowing the why. So I posted two variations in a LinkedIn post to canvas people's opinions.

I proposed two options:

  1. Problem to be solved - what I will do - biz outcome I will achieve
  2. Biz outcome I will achieve - what I will do - problem to be solved

I also ran a poll to see which people liked best. I prefer two, as starting with the outcome felt more aline with BLUF and the way I remember writing my resume using the MT method. However, it only scored 25% of the votes, which surprised me.

As this community will be aware of the BLUF and the resume writing advice, I was interested in your views. Considering the intent of the 'format' was to be used in a training session (with the thought it might have more utility outside of the classroom), which do you prefer and why?

Thank you for your input to my thought experiement.

x6259k's picture

What about a 3rd option?

Problem to be solved - Biz outcome I will achieve - What I will do

This option states the problem (Bluf)

Then invisions with the end in mind

Then states what the person will do to achieve the outcome.

Just another option