Current Reality Tree

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Current Reality Tree
A useful tool that Goldratt uses to identify bottlenecks is the Current Reality Tree (CRT).
Similar to a Root Cause Analysis, a current reality tree 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. Remove the core problem and we may well be able to remove each of the symptoms as well. Operationally we work backwards from the apparent undesirable effects or symptoms to uncover or discover the underlying core cause....Sign up

Current reality tree
Prabhakar Karve, Management Consultant, India, Member
In practice, it helps to combine RCA with current reality. We can start with RCA by focusing on the symptoms and drilling down to the core problem usi...Sign up

Current Reality Tree of TOC
Raman, Management Consultant, India, Member
A better way is opened to get to the core problem in the current reality tree. However, it is rather difficult and requires practicing to complete the...Sign up

BEN KEMLA Mohamed, ingénieur, Tunisia, Member
Could I get some examples....Sign up

Example of CRT: Conflict
Joseph Pangilinan, Turnaround Manager, Philippines, Member
Goldratt shared the current reality tree of conflict, a common stumbling block in most businesses. At least one party is unhappy with the statu...Sign up

Book: Logical Thinking Processes - Bill Dettmer
Hello everyone; I guess the thinking processes I read about in the TOC handbook and in Goldratt's business novels are nice and motivated me to read mo...Sign up

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