42 min

Making Use of the Theory of Constraints Tactics for Tech Leadership (TTL)

    • Management

 In this episode of the TTL Podcast, hosts Mon Chaio and Andy delve into the Theory of Constraints, an approach developed by Eliyahu Goldratt. They discuss how this methodology applies to various systems, including technical, people, and cultural systems, emphasizing its importance in software leadership. The hosts explain the core principles of the theory, such as identifying and elevating constraints, and explore its practical application through examples in both technical and organizational contexts. They highlight the necessity of continuous improvement and systems thinking, noting the challenges of aligning this approach with personal and organizational goals.

References


The Goal - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/113934.The_Goal
The Phoenix Project - https://itrevolution.com/product/the-phoenix-project/
Online library of Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign Tools - Theory of constraints - https://aqua.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/qsir-theory-of-constraints.pdf
The Three Ways: Principles Underpinning DevOps - https://itrevolution.com/articles/the-three-ways-principles-underpinning-devops/
Software Development Current Reality Trees Starter Pack - https://paulhammant.com/2021/02/19/software-development-current-reality-tree-starter-pack/
Building & Presenting a Current Reality Tree (CRT) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myQF_HcQ7z4
Goldratt's "Theory of Constraints" Thinking Processes: A Systems Methodology linking Soft with Hard - https://proceedings.systemdynamics.org/1999/PAPERS/PARA104.PDF

 In this episode of the TTL Podcast, hosts Mon Chaio and Andy delve into the Theory of Constraints, an approach developed by Eliyahu Goldratt. They discuss how this methodology applies to various systems, including technical, people, and cultural systems, emphasizing its importance in software leadership. The hosts explain the core principles of the theory, such as identifying and elevating constraints, and explore its practical application through examples in both technical and organizational contexts. They highlight the necessity of continuous improvement and systems thinking, noting the challenges of aligning this approach with personal and organizational goals.

References


The Goal - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/113934.The_Goal
The Phoenix Project - https://itrevolution.com/product/the-phoenix-project/
Online library of Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign Tools - Theory of constraints - https://aqua.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/qsir-theory-of-constraints.pdf
The Three Ways: Principles Underpinning DevOps - https://itrevolution.com/articles/the-three-ways-principles-underpinning-devops/
Software Development Current Reality Trees Starter Pack - https://paulhammant.com/2021/02/19/software-development-current-reality-tree-starter-pack/
Building & Presenting a Current Reality Tree (CRT) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myQF_HcQ7z4
Goldratt's "Theory of Constraints" Thinking Processes: A Systems Methodology linking Soft with Hard - https://proceedings.systemdynamics.org/1999/PAPERS/PARA104.PDF

42 min