The objectives tree

Step 4 - the Objectives TreeNow it’s time to turn your problem tree into something constructive: the objectives tree. This simply means that you start at the top row of your problem tree, and rephrase every card in a positive statement or a solution.

  • As before, sometimes you may need to rephrase the objective or clarify it.
  • You also have to check the cause-and-effect relationships. If problem A causes problem B, does solution A also lead to the solution of B?
  • Remove objectives that are not realistic.
  • Sometimes it is necessary to add (intermediary) objectives.