Don’t overdo that MECE thing – independent and collectively exhaustive

For those of us discovering the MECE concept (mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive), it can be oh-so-attractive: finally, a way to organize my thoughts! It’s simple and elegant. The acronym is even catchy. Why didn’t I hear of this before? This is it! Douglas Adams was wrong: 42 isn’t the answer, […]

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Case study: cables negotiation — part 3/8 — Build a why issue tree (2/2)

This entry is part of a multi-post case study. So, we’re back to our cables negotiation. We’ve defined the problem and identified the basic framework for breaking down the key question. Next we need to build our diagnostic tree, why issue tree. Building the why issue tree / issue map essentially […]

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