Goldratt’s “Theory of Constraints” Thinking Processes – Part 2

A Systems Methodology linking Soft with Hard

by Victoria Mabin

The hard science presents itself in the form of the logical structures of the diagrams: viz, necessary condition logic, the sufficient cause logic, and the strict logic rules that are used to validate the cause and effect relationships of the logic trees. This is important to ensure that pertinent aspects of the problem are not omitted, and to allow correct deductions to be made. The softer science methods are apparent in the complexity of the problems being tackled, and the softer nature of the elements of the model, such as behaviours, policies, perceptions, and a plurality of views.

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