A problem is a negative situation that requires attention to mitigate or overcome. It is common to use softened terms for problem such as issue, matter, concern or difficulty. Other words for problem indicate the nature of the problem such as a dispute, error or risk. Problems may alternatively be described as decisions, questions or opportunities. The following are common synonyms of problem.
Opportunity for Improvement
Notes An incident is a problem that occurs at a point in time while a situation indicates an ongoing problem.In problem management, there is a strong distinction made between the effects of a problem and its root cause.
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