Future Reality Tree – FRT

FRT is a logical structure that enables a person to construct a solution which, when implemented, replaces the existing UnDesirable Effects (UDEs) by Desired Effects (DEs) without creating devastating new ones.

The FRT assists in validating the proposed solution that has been developed to break the Core Cloud.
Validation means that there is a strong Cause & Effect logic to state that proposed solution actually brings the desired benefits.

The FRT demonstrates how the proposed solution brings to the achievement of the two important needs of the Core Cloud (B and C) and eventually to the achievement of the objective A.

The FRT shows exactly how solution will eliminate the UDEs and will bring the Desired Effects (DEs).
The objective of this work is to ensure that we focus on the right solution and that our efforts are not futile.


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