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Question maps, issue trees, and logic trees

Go beyond traditional decision analysis

By | 1. Define the problem, 2. Diagnose the problem, 3. Explore solutions, Question maps, issue trees, and logic trees, Strategic thinking | No Comments

A central aspect of my approach to solving complex problems builds on the widespread agreement that effective problem solvers are T-shaped, with both depth and breadth of knowledge. Develop a breadth of skills & knowledge The breadth of knowledge—what I call strategic thinking—includes having…

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

By | 2. Diagnose the problem, 3. Explore solutions, MECE (Mutually Exclusive & Collectively Exhaustive), Question maps, issue trees, and logic trees | No Comments

This is part 3 of our 4-part on MECE thinking — part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. For those of us discovering the MECE concept and those perfecting it, it can be oh-so-attractive: Finally, a way to organize my…

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Be more MECE (mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive)

By | 2. Diagnose the problem, 3. Explore solutions, MECE (Mutually Exclusive & Collectively Exhaustive), Question maps, issue trees, and logic trees | No Comments

This is part 2 of our 4-part on MECE thinking — part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. We’ve talked about how thinking in a mutually exclusive and collective exhaustive way can help you actively drive structure in complex problems….

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