The tree diagram is one of the 7 Management and Planning Tools
described by Shigeru Mizuno. It is used to figure out all the
various tasks that must be undertaken to achieve a given
objective. If you use it carefully and thoroughly, it will give
you a better understanding of the true scope of a project, and
will help your team focus on specific tasks that are needed to
get something done.
To successfully build a tree diagram:
- Be sure everyone agrees on main goal before beginning.
- Be succinct.
- Think of the main tasks involved in accomplishing the goal.
Add them to the tree.
- For each task node, think of the sub-tasks that will be
required, and add them to the tree.
- Ask yourselves if there is anything that has been
- As you work through the project, towards the goal, change the
colors of nodes that are finished, so that you can see an
indication of progress.
Use PathMaker to Create Tree Diagrams.