Note: This is one of the thinking skills taught by Eliyahu Goldratt in his book "It's Not Luck". This page brings together all material from that book which deals with this skill. Transition trees are used to map out and understand a system and how one part effects the others. Reading this page is not a substitute for reading the book as there is information in it that I cannot possibly reproduce here. If these thinking skills interest you, and they should, I urge you to aquire the book for yourself and read it. It is very readable and it is very affordable! The book is available in many bookstores, from Amazon, and also from North River Press.