Peter Stuifzand

Goal Tree

A Goal Tree consists of nodes and arrows. The nodes are your goals, critical success factors and necessary conditions. The arrows are the logical connections. These arrows connect goals with the sub goals.

An arrow can be read as “In order to have X, we must have Y”. In a small diagram, this looks like: X ← Y.

You start with the Goal. The Critical Success Factors are necessary to reach your goal. And you have Necessary Conditions that are necessary to reach the Critical Success Factors.

  • Goal Tree color scheme shows a way to color nodes to show if you have fulfilled your goals. The colors can help to create a plan to reach the goals.
  • Improve a Goal Tree with questions that make your goals more abstract. With abstract goals you can see more solutions to reach your goals. It helps you to move from How or What to Why.
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