Goal Tree Chronicles – Enablers vs.triggers

In this post I explain the difference between enablers and triggers in logic trees, which basically is explaining how Necessity-based logic differs from Sufficiency-based logic. I then explain the basic assumption when building a Goal Tree and why the Goal will not automatically be achieved even if a most of Necessary Conditions are fulfilled. Necessity … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Enablers vs.triggers

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Goal Tree Chronicles: can I have more than one goal?

I started publishing on the Internet in 1998 with the available means at that time. My undertaking had several purposes and expected benefits, but it was all intuition and nothing thoroughly planned. Years after, knowing the Goal Tree and being fan of the Logical Thinking Process, reflecting about my author debut, I wondered if a … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles: can I have more than one goal?

Goal Tree chronicles – The mafia goal

During the June 2016 Logical Thinking Process alumni reunion, I shared some of my experience on building and using Goal Trees. In the video excerpt here under I explain how I came across a probable hidden agenda leading to  what I call a "mafia goal". After listening to the story, Bill Dettmer gives his opinion about … Continue reading Goal Tree chronicles – The mafia goal

Goal Tree Chronicles – Why You should NOT use a model

A Goal Tree is a logical structure linking the Goal of the organization to all subordinate Necessary Conditions (NCs) to achieve the Goal. The top most NCs are called Critical Success Factor (CSFs) in order to highlight their importance: they are the last things to achieve in order to achieve the Goal. These CSFs should … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Why You should NOT use a model

Goal Tree Chronicles – Refrain from depicting the current reality

It is silly obvious but didn’t occur to me until I faced it: building a Goal Tree is NOT mapping the current processes, a Goal Tree is NOT made to depict the current reality! It happened while I tried to promote the Goal Tree as a tool to reengineer a process. Nothing very complicated but … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Refrain from depicting the current reality

Goal Tree Chronicles – from Goal to action plan in a couple of hours

In a previous post I described the utilisation of a Goal Tree to order ideas when working on a small project, a part of a project or an improvement plan. In another post I gave answer to the question "is it worth the time and energy invested?". In this post I share my own benchmarks … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – from Goal to action plan in a couple of hours

Goal Tree Chronicles – ordering ideas

It was a young brilliant manager in charge of a part of a big project. He perfectly knew what actions had to be achieved yet got lost and confused at some point. In order to put him on track again I proposed him to build a Goal Tree. A Goal Tree always looks simple until … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – ordering ideas

Goal Tree chronicles – The hamster and the tree

Companies in nowadays competition need proactive and engaged people, yesteryear managers are expected to turn into leaders. Despite this general truth and the logical demonstration of required change, some managers just stick to their cosy routine: the hamsters. In this post: How a “hamster” manager refuses to embrace change required by robust logical analysis At … Continue reading Goal Tree chronicles – The hamster and the tree

Goal Tree chronicles – Start with the end in mind

A Goal Tree is a wonderful tool, all based on logical relationships and straightforward. Goal Tree helped me several times to structure projects, set of complex tasks, or consulting assignments. Goal Tree are also great to prevent losing focus, going astray and if necessary to refocus. Starting from the end Goal Tree starts with the … Continue reading Goal Tree chronicles – Start with the end in mind