current reality studycurrent reality study - (CRS)-An investigation of the stakeholder expectation gaps and undesirable effects existing in a system in order to determine the system's core problem.
Usage: The CRS is conducted by a theory of constraints (TOC) professional through interviews with managers in charge of the major processes of the system. The CRS is also intended to reveal whether one of the generic solutions of TOC might be applicable to the area under study. While conducting the CRS the TOC professional also collects signals from the environment that can indicate potential
difficulties that may be encountered in implementing TOC solutions such as mindsets, policies, procedures and attitudes.