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Mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive / MECE

Thinking in a mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive (MECE) structure can help you be more effective in the resolution process by ensuring that you are considering all possibilities exactly once.

Learn to build issue trees by watching

Matthew Juniper, at Cambridge, demonstrates how to build issue trees. His approach is very similar to ours and he has an excellent video to describe it so you might want to watch it; here are the highlights I like best. Work on one specific question. Matthew starts his issue tree […]

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Build issue trees: diagnosis trees and solution trees

Issue trees (also called issue maps and logic trees) are at the heart of our problem-solving approach and, therefore, are a recurrent theme on this site. We use two types of trees: diagnosis trees and solution trees. An issue tree is a graphical breakdown of your key question. Trees have […]

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