Goal Tree: what is a Necessary Condition?

While the name is pretty self-explanatory, a deeper dive into the meaning of “Necessary Condition” can be helpful. A Goal Tree is a logical Thinking Process tool starting from the Goal the organization strives to achieve and breaking down all Necessary Conditions to achieve it. The first name of the Goal Tree was Intermediate Objectives … Continue reading Goal Tree: what is a Necessary Condition?

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Goal Tree: How green is your tree?

A Goal Tree is more than a great Logical Thinking Process tool, it is a visual management media that allows to communicate, tell the real story and list all Necessary Conditions (NCs) to achieve the Goal. Exploiting the visual aspect of the tool would not be complete without adding a color code to show the … Continue reading Goal Tree: How green is your tree?

How much non-added value additive manufacturing can take out of actual processes?

It is a well-known fact: the sequence of all activities required to bring a product to a customer is called a value stream and despite the name, value does not flow smoothly nor swiftly along streamlined processes. Value streams are cluttered with non-added value processes, tasks and steps, so-called wastes. Traditional manufacturing processes aren’t very … Continue reading How much non-added value additive manufacturing can take out of actual processes?

Value Stream Mapping

A value stream is the sequence of all activities required to bring value to customers. The name value stream infers the value flows to customers along streamlined processes, which is an ideal seldom seen in reality. In reality value streams are cluttered with non-added value processes, tasks and steps. Nevertheless such value streams deliver value, … Continue reading Value Stream Mapping

Value, value-added, value stream

Value is usually defined, at least in Lean-thinking context, as “something the customer is ready to pay for”, which leaves to customers the entire freedom to choose what makes value to them. It can be something worth a lot of money because made of precious material, something desirable like an item that gives his owner … Continue reading Value, value-added, value stream

From Goal statement to Goal achievement

From Goal statement to Goal achievement The complete process The complete process from Goal statement to Goal achievement uses a Goal Tree. A Goal Tree starts with the Goal statement and Goal statement is top management’s/owner’s legitimate task. Once the Goal clearly stated, top management must state the few Critical Success Factors. Critical Success Factors … Continue reading From Goal statement to Goal achievement

Goal Tree – Engage your staff

Even so a Goal Tree provides a pretty good road map, it is not enough to insure the staff will carry out all appropriate actions to achieve the Goal. Once the Goal has been set and the Critical Success Factors (CSF) defined, the intent must be turned into actions in order to make “it” happen. … Continue reading Goal Tree – Engage your staff

Goal Tree: scalable, fractal

I usually present the Goal Tree in a strategic perspective, starting with the organization’s Goal or Purpose and the structure of all Necessary Conditions supporting it. Yet the Goal Tree is not only for strategy at highest level, it can be used in subordinate layers of the organization as well. The former name of the … Continue reading Goal Tree: scalable, fractal

One year with my Chromebook

In July 2013 I purchased a Samsung Chromebook model 303C12. Convenient, silent and always ready sidekick at home, when I couch-surf or need quick access to the Web, but also as a travel companion on holidays. The highlights for me: lightweight, slim, compact long battery life silent, barely warming You may read >my testing here< December … Continue reading One year with my Chromebook