Logical Thinking Process

The Logical Thinking Process refers to the work of William (Bill) Dettmer summarized in the book of the same title. The Logical Thinking Process (LTP) is a one to six steps* integrated process using sound logic and a set of tools to provide executives and system managers an effective method for designing organizational strategy, planning … Continue reading Logical Thinking Process

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A perfect world is a lovely place

It happened during a project review meeting during which we went through the planned action sequences. A new late comer to the project raised a few questions and suggested some additions and changes to the action plan. >lisez cet article en français One of the participants, visibly irritated by the new entrant and his interventions, … Continue reading A perfect world is a lovely place

Thermodynamics of Eternity or Current Reality Tree in Hell

Paris, November 2014, Bill Dettmer was guest of Marris Consulting. I was fortunate to be among the guests for videotaping interviews. In the following video, Bill introduces the Current Reality Tree, first of the Thinking Processes tools, with an uncommon example. >Previous video: Video interviews with Bill Dettmer: LTP training participant’s testimony If you liked … Continue reading Thermodynamics of Eternity or Current Reality Tree in Hell

Video interviews with Bill Dettmer: LTP training participant’s testimony

Erik Mano co-Director of Marco Tech and Philip Marris CEO of Marris Consulting discuss Bill Dettmer’s Logical Thinking Process. Erik Mano describes how he became interested in The Logical Thinking Process (LTP): his ambition to improve the performance of his company. Discovering Eliyahu Goldratt’s business novel “The Goal” and the hidden thinking processes it this … Continue reading Video interviews with Bill Dettmer: LTP training participant’s testimony

Meeting Bill Dettmer

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

Thinking Processes – Current Reality Tree

The Current Reality Tree (CRT) is one of the Thinking Processes logical tools. As the name tells, it depicts the current reality* in a series of dependent logical cause-and-effect relationships, starting from Undesirable Effects down to one or a few critical root causes. A root cause may also be called “core problem” or “core driver” … Continue reading Thinking Processes – Current Reality Tree

Bending the Current Reality Tree

The Current Reality Tree (CRT) is one of the Theory of Constraints (ToC) Thinking Processes (TP) tools. A CRT is built on Undesirable Effects (UDEs) linked by logical cause-effect-cause relationship called “sufficiency”. Sufficiency logic relationship is in the form of “if A is true then B is true”, or “if A exists, then B exists”. … Continue reading Bending the Current Reality Tree

What are Undesirable Effects?

Undesirable Effects (UDEs) in the Thinking Processes/Logical Thinking Process lingo are effects undesirable in/for a system, a process or its stakeholders and clients. The UDEs are hindrances to better throughput or higher performance, or obstacles to achieving the system's Goal. In this post I present two "understandings" of the UDEs. The first is ToC's Thinking Processes, … Continue reading What are Undesirable Effects?

What is a Current Reality Tree?

The Current Reality Tree (CRT) is one of the Theory of Constraints (ToC) Thinking Processes (TP) tools. A CRT is built on Undesirable Effects (UDEs) linked by logical cause-effect-cause relationship called “sufficiency”. Sufficiency logic relationship is in the form of “if A is true then B is true”, or “if A exists, then B exists”. … Continue reading What is a Current Reality Tree?

How deep should a Goal Tree go?

When breaking down the Goal into Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and Necessary Conditions (NCs), the question soon arises: how deep should we dig to build the Goal Tree? There is no general answer to this question except: as deep as necessary to serve your purpose and as deep as necessary for you to feel comfortable … Continue reading How deep should a Goal Tree go?