“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution,
I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask,
for once I know the proper question,
I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
Too many times people focus on getting a solution, without really understanding what the problem is. And that causes faulty, over / under scoped applications. And only once you get the real problem, you can match the best solution.
Find more about steps you can take to define a problem here: http://www.wikihow.com/Define-a-Problem