Basic Assumption no. 1 – Convergence

Everything within a system is connected by cause and effect relationships. Identification of the causes leads to convergence onto an apparent core problem/contradiction/conflict.

Basic Assumption no.1 as reflected on the U-Shape:

Terms ENG_Basic assmp 1 on U-shape

Source: Oded Cohen and Jelena Fedurko, Theory of Constraints Fundamentals, 2012