Building A Mercedes-Benz/AMG Engine
Imagine the ideal solution
“In solving problems of virtually any kind, the way to get the best outcome is to imagine what the ideal solution would be and then work backward to where you are today. This ensures you do not erect imaginary obstacles before you even know what the ideal is.” — The Birth of An Idea, Russell L. Ackoff, Jason Magidson, Herbert J. Addison
Is your system working? What do you want? There is no better way to gain an understanding of something than by designing it. Planning backward from where one want to be reduces the number of alternatives that must be considered when making a choice of how to get there. It simplifies the planning process considerably.