Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets. W. Edwards Deming
So, connect results with causes; identify the elements of the system and adjust the controls for the best results.
A Current Reality Tree (CRT) is a statement of an underlying core problem and the symptoms that arise from it. It maps out a sequence of cause and effect from the core problem to the symptoms. Most of the symptoms will arise from the one core problem or a core conflict. Removing the core problem may well lead to removing each of the symptoms as well. Operationally working backwards from the apparent undesirable effects or symptoms to uncover or discover the underlying core cause. (Wikipedia)
A CRT begins with a list of problems, known as undesirable effects (UDEs.) These are assumed to be symptoms of a deeper common cause. The CRT depicts a chain of cause-and-effect reasoning (if, and, then) in graphical form, where ellipses or circles represent an “and”. The graphic is constructed by: (1) attempting to link any two UDEs using cause-and-effect reasoning; (2) elaborating the reasoning to ensure it is sound and plausible. Elaboration gets added as in-between step. (3) linking each of the remaining UDEs to the existing tree by repeating the previous steps. This approach tends to converge on a single root cause. (Wikipedia)
Sequence Codes … If … then …
= is the result of the sequence.
+ is a step in the sequence
/x/ is a planned injection or interruption in the sequence.
Mapping the Problem(s): template
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?
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