Ever been on a project where you had trouble keeping all the ‘if’ questions straight?
“If this happens,” you say, “we’ll do one thing. But, if that happens, we’ll do something else instead, but only on a Wednesday.”
In cases like these, especially with high stakes, you may have drawn a diagram on a piece of paper. That way you could visualize the forks in the path ahead, while still seeing the objective at the end.