Critical thinking: influences in identifying problems

What forces of influence should be considered while identifying a problem through critical thinking? What methods can be used during problem formulation? What is a problem statement? How can a problem statement be formulated so that it is considerate of stakeholders' perspectives?

Please provide your own input not just a list of references. Thank you

One paragraph with 200 words will be sufficient... its primarily your outlook on the matter. Thank you.

Solution Summary

A brief paragraph on the opinion of the OTA on the three most important influences in problem identification that need consideration.