Executive Summary Tree by Bill Dettmer

Bill Dettmer explains the Executive Summary Tree


Bill Dettmer presents the "Executive Summary Tree" of the Logical Thinking Process or LTP. This is a condensed version of the Current Reality Tree, the CRT, designed for an executive level summary. It is a crucial part of the process since it aims to obtain, very quickly, the buy-in from the top level management. The aim is to be able to present it in 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 1 - Do a proper CRT with the complete solution. Probably over 30 items. It must be robust / completely finished).
Step 2 - Identify the UnDesirable Effects or UDEs at the top.
Step 3 - Identify the few critical root causes at the bottom.
Step 4 - Identify the main causal paths between.
Step 5 - Identify where the paths converge.
Step 6 - Identify the 2 or 3 key intermediate entities. They represent the longest leap of logic you believe the executives can understand.

The final Executive Summary Tree should have about a dozen items.



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