A nice way to use the goal tree is to use a color scheme to show which goals are already fulfilled and which are not. A schema that can be used is red, orange, green.
|Red||The condition is not fulfilled|
|Orange||The condition is partially fulfilled|
|Green||The condition is completely and satisfactorily fulfilled|
The nice thing about the tree and the color scheme is that when you have colored the leaf nodes, you can then combine the colors upwards. When all child nodes have the same color, use that colors, when it’s a mix you use Orange.
When you find a Green node that is not completely or satisfactorily fulfilled, perhaps you are missing another necessary condition, making this condition Orange.
- Goal Tree contains the basics about Goal Trees.