Chapter 3. Goals, graphs, and guidelines

This chapter covers

  • The Mikado Method guidelines
  • The components of the Mikado Graph
  • Variations when using the method and creating the graph
  • Important properties of the method
  • Relation to other thinking models

So far we’ve covered basic Mikado Method concepts and mechanics with the intention of teaching you enough to solve basic problems. To take you to the next level of understanding, we’ll now get to the roots of the method and cover some new ground. It’s time talk about the underpinnings of the method and touch on the theoretical aspects. After you’ve read this chapter, you’ll be able to evolve and adapt the method and apply it to situations other than those described in this book.

3.1. The ...

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