If you spend any time on this site, you know I’m pretty big on engaging others into solving problems. That’s because, in my experience, teams are smarter than individuals. But there’s also value in thinking about how you compose your teams. While experts are helpful in some settings, such as […]
Since there is not a commonly accepted terminology to classify issue trees, it can be confusing to know what we’re talking about. Here is a proposal.
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 […]
Issue trees / logic trees are a central part of our methodology because they help us organize our thinking. So let’s talk about tools that can help us create excellent issue trees. Logic trees change along the analysis. They change because no matter how much you try, you won’t get […]
In a complete problem-solving process you’ll have to build two logic trees: one “why” to find the root cause of your problem and one “how” to identify potential solutions. The good news is, you might not have to start them from scratch if an existing framework can be leveraged. Consider using […]