Current reality tree (theory of constraints)

Current reality tree (theory of constraints)

Current reality tree (theory of constraints)

A CRT is a focusing procedure formulated by Eliyahu Goldratt, developer of the theory of constraints.

This process is intended to help leaders gain understanding
of cause and effect in a situation they want to improve.
It treats multiple problems in a system
as symptoms arising from
one or a few ultimate root causes
or systemic core problems.
It describes, in a visual (cause-and-effect network) diagram,
the main perceived symptoms
(along with secondary or hidden ones
that lead up to the perceived symptoms)
of a problem scenario and
ultimately the apparent root causes or core conflict.

The benefit of building a CRT is that
it identifies the connections or dependencies
between perceived symptoms (effects)
and root causes (core problems or conflicts) explicitly.
If core problems are identified, prioritized, and tackled well,
multiple undesirable effects in the system will disappear.
Leaders may then focus on solving the few core problems
which would cause the biggest positive systemic changes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_reality_tree_(theory_of_constraints)
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