Leaders, here are 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree for your Strategy Deployment

Subscribers to my blog or regular visitors may have noticed my deep interest in this powerful logic tool called Goal Tree. I have already posted numerous articles about it and have a special section here to share my experience: the Goal Tree Chronicles. With this post I’d like to offer a more direct insight, straighter … Continue reading Leaders, here are 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree for your Strategy Deployment

A collection of Proofs of Concept doesn’t make a Digital Strategy

I read and hear it over and over: when it comes to Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0, companies face an indigestion of Proofs of Concept (PoC). Those are most often haphazard uncoordinated bottom-up initiatives, that last long without proving much. Worse, there is enough evidence that the technical solutions work and many available … Continue reading A collection of Proofs of Concept doesn’t make a Digital Strategy

Goal Tree Chronicles – From Goal Tree to project WBS. Yes but.

I use to say that one of the benefits of the Goal Tree is to provide a project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to roll out the project, or the Goal Tree to be used ahead of a new project planning to ensure that no step was forgotten. With experience accumulating, I can confirm this to … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – From Goal Tree to project WBS. Yes but.

Goal Tree Chronicles – lessons from the logical path

May 2018. I have spent two days facilitating a seminar on strategy deployment with a bunch of motivated young intrapreneurs – middle managers empowered to run their business as if it was theirs. I based my coaching on the Goal Tree, a logic tool of choice among the Logical Thinking Process, totally suiting the purpose. … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – lessons from the logical path

The origins of Logical Thinking Process

The Logical Thinking Process is the name of a book from Bill Dettmer as well as the name of a complex problem solving process inspired by Goldratt’s Thinking Processes. Over time, while teaching the original Thinking Processes, Bill realized it can also  be used for strategy deployment, not only complex problem solving. In this video … Continue reading The origins of Logical Thinking Process

What Bill Dettmer will teach in his Logical Thinking Process 6-Day European training, June 2015 in Paris?

Bill Dettmer, renowned world expert and author of the bestseller “The Logical Thinking Process” (ASQ Quality Press, 2007) will host a 6-Day executive training session designed to enable participants to use the Logical Thinking Process (LTP) to build their own strategic plan and its associated implementation road-map. The course is in central Paris from 10th … Continue reading What Bill Dettmer will teach in his Logical Thinking Process 6-Day European training, June 2015 in Paris?

Prerequisite Tree and Hoshin Kanri

During Lean Summit 2012, keynote speaker Laurie West promoted Lean transformation using Policy Deployment, another name of Hoshin Kanri. During his speech, Mr West listed five obstacles hindering the strategy deployment: People can’t implement something they don’t know People can’t implement properly something they don’t understand People can’t implement something they don’t stand for People … Continue reading Prerequisite Tree and Hoshin Kanri

Industry 4.0 promoter’s flaw of logic and Categories of Legitimate Reservation

Promoters of any solution or change agents of are usually in love with the object of their promotion. Love is said to be blind and oblivious of any negative aspect of the loved thing. That is why so often promoters of change highlight all the benefits of the change, regardless of any Undesirable side Effects for the … Continue reading Industry 4.0 promoter’s flaw of logic and Categories of Legitimate Reservation