We write the 2nd of April, 2020. This is 16th day of lockdown for the coronavirus COVID-19 here in France, started March 17th, at noon. Worldwide it is half of the humankind that is locked down. Many business owners and senior management team members try to figure out how to first cope with the situation, … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Special Lockdown – What happens to a Goal Tree in case of lockdown?
Readers of my blog interested in the Goal Tree may think this fabulous tool is for strategy deployment only. They may have read that a strategic Goal Tree is valid as long as the business environment does not dramatically change, this means years or even tens of years in some activities. So why should one … Continue reading Goal Tree: not for strategy only
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
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 with Bill Dettmer, I proposed the Goal Tree as a prerequisite or a sidekick to Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment). Here is the concept: I have already posted an article about this on this blog: How Goal Tree can help Hoshin Kanri
The original name of Goal Tree is Intermediate Objectives Map, an adaptation of the Theory of Constraints' Thinking Processes' Prerequisite Tree (PRT). IO Map just as Goal Tree displays a logical tree-structured suite of Intermediate Objectives. >Read William Dettmer's paper about IO Map Critical Success Factors (CSF) are high-end objectives necessary to achieve in order … Continue reading Goal Tree: How to define Critical Success Factors?