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The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems Approach to Complex Problem Solving Hardcover – August 31, 2007
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If you really want to find the key leverage points to fundamentally improve your business, this book will give you all the tools you need to achieve your goal.
Just skimming the various appendices will amaze! If you did not already know it, building "logic trees" is a lot of work. Hard work. But Dettmer streamlines some of that effort by sharing new insights gained from teaching the Logical Thinking Process for the last ten years. You could say that this revision to Goldratt's Theory of Contraints is at least 25% new material. Maybe as much as 30-35%!
Plus, the material on effecting change is a huge bonus. Talking about Col. John Boyd and his OODA Loop; Jim Collins and Level 5 Leadership (and more), this book is the one Dettmer book to own, if you must limit your spending.
This time it is an updated version. Tools have been explained in a context of actual case.
We need to determine success factors first as a benchmark for continuous improvement: Intermediate Objective Map.
Then we need to determine UDEs as identified gaps of actual and benchmark, search for root causes: Current Reality Tree.
Then we need to identify hidden conflict behind the root cause: Evaporating Cloud.
Then we need to brainstorm breakthrough ides and be aware that ideas are not solutions: Future Reality Tree.
Then we need to plan our project to reach future state: Prerequisite Tree.
This is the point I like: Author reveals from his experience that Transition Tree is not favoured by new comers.
Actually having a more detailed PRT than expected and transforming it to Critical Chain Project Management rather than TRT is more useful.
I do like the CD attached to the book and Thinking Process software. Fortunately CD content was enough to launch the software and have a tutaorial. Unfortunately given websites and links are not responding.
There were case studies again and there were no solutions again :(
I wish our politicians could use a process like this to address the systemic problems that plague Washington DC and our nation, such as Health Care. One can only hope...
William Dettmer has assembled all of the tools of the Logical Thinking Process in an easy to follow format, in a step by step sequence that can easily be adapted to any organization. I highly recommend this book to any one and everyone who honestly want to see improvement in their business, their organization, or their personal life.
Bill is the only one in the world that can break all of this down to simple, easy to understand principles. We are in the midst of doing our 1 year and beyond planning and when we do it we will be able to understand and uncover all of the unintended negative consequences and all the steps necessary to achieve our goals. You simply can't be without Bill's books and perhaps this is one of his best.
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Excellent service, excellent book that operations people need to readPublished 7 months ago by Ignacio
This is an excellent book on the TOC thinking process. It also covers some change management and comes with software to help make creating trees a lot easier.Published on May 20, 2013 by Tony
When I was searching for any books that has to do with problem-solving, this book caught my eyes .
However, As I was reading through this book, What struck me was that... Read more
First, let me start off by stating I am a certified Jonah and have read every book published by Goldratt and crew, the APICS, St. Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by Jeff C
This book is a very good guide on how to use the ToC thinking processes.The author gives a very in-depth view of how the thinking processes are to used. Read morePublished on October 18, 2009 by Amazon Customer