William Dettmer is senior partner with Goal Systems International and author of eight books and numerous articles about Theory of Constraints, Thinking Processes and more. Bill was guest of Marris Consulting in Paris, France, November 27 and 28th, 2014. During his stay, we interviewed Bill and had the pleasure to video tape and later edit … Continue reading Video interviews with Bill Dettmer: Logical Thinking Process training
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I am fortunate having met William Dettmer in Paris, France, November 27 and 28th, 2014. Bill is senior partner with Goal Systems International and author of eight books and numerous articles about Theory of Constraints, Thinking Processes and more. >Lisez cet article en français I have read Bill’s works and found myself deep-diving with great … Continue reading Meeting Bill Dettmer
A Goal Tree, sometimes still referred to as Intermediate Objective Map or IO Map, is primarily a Thinking Processes tool, itself a kind of subset of the Theory of Constraints. The top of the Goal Tree is a strategic planning tool while going down to its bottom links strategy to operations. In this video, Bill … Continue reading Goal Tree explained by Bill Dettmer
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?
In the first post of this series, I explained why bottom-up Lean initiatives have little chance to succeed. In the second post I switched the point of view and discussed the top-down driven Lean rollout attempts and their pitfalls. Neither is easy nor a sure way to succeed. In this third post it is time … Continue reading The fallacy of bottom-up Lean initiatives – Part 3: top-down and bottom-up
During the June 2016 Logical Thinking Process alumni reunion, Bill Dettmer asked the participants to share their “War Stories”, i.e. experience with the Logical Thinking Process (LTP) and LTP tools. I came up with several short stories. In this excerpt, I recall I could have used a Goal Tree but didn’t know the tool at … Continue reading Where I could have used a Goal Tree but didn’t know about the tool then
In this short excerpt from Bill Dettmer‘s Logical Thinking Process training course, Paris June 2015 session, Bill explains how to switch from a Prerequisite Tree (PRT) to system-level change implementation with Critical Chain Project Management. All it takes is to rotate the PRT 90 degrees.
In this excerpt of day one from the 6-day Logical Thinking Process training course, Bill Dettmer explains that the very front end, the two first tools (Goal Tree and Current Reality Tree) are deterministic, based on facts. The other steps and tools are about future, which can only be based on probabilities. At the end … Continue reading Limits of Logical Thinking Process
Bill Dettmer, author of the Logical Thinking Process, is delivering periodically a 6-day intensive training course on the very same subject. Since June 2015, Bill comes regularly to Marris Consulting‘s offices in down Paris, France for a European venue of the Logical Thinking Process training course. Learn about The origins of Logical Thinking Process I … Continue reading Logical Thinking Process training course