Practical TOC is a show dedicated to discussing topics related to the Theory of Constraints and planning and executing projects using Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)
Episode 8 - Dr. Alan Barnard
Dr. Alan Barnard is an accomplished TOC expert who is very passionate about having people and organizations find their inherent potential and use it to lift their career, self expression or performance to new heights. He lives in South Africa but like many of us, TOC professionals he travels around the world quite a bit.
Here are some links to additional material mentioned in the podcast:
“Harmony Decision Maker” Apple iPhone/iPad app in iTunes:
The Harmony Decision Maker Web App can be found at www.harmonytoc.com
Information about the Odyssey Program can be found at www.tocodyssey.org
YouTube of Dr. Barnard speaks about AntiFragile transformation:
Episode 7 - Yaniv Dinur
Yaniv Dinur greeted me at a Chicago hotel with a big smile despite his busy schedule. He definitely belongs to the "people are good" camp. Yaniv is a TOC expert that has been one of the closest to Dr. Goldratt as an executive with Goldratt Consulting.
Today Yaniv implements TOC projects and breakthrough software with the company he founded "Progressive Flow". You can hear that he is genuinely concerned about the future of TOC and isn't shy about pointing out what he thinks the root cause is.
Episode 6 - David Updegrove
Excited to shift my podcast focus to interviews with TOC professionals, Academia Experts and visionaries. The first one I'm releasing is with David Updegrove who was on the initial team that implemented TOC at Boeing, Worked personally with Dr. Goldratt and is promoting a new concept called Agile CCPM.
The article that David co authored with Koichi Ujigawa referred to in the podcast can be found here: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.tocico.org/resource/resmgr/white_paper/TOCICO-WP-Agile_CCPM-Pub.pdf
David also wrote "The Critical Chain Implementation Handbook" which is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Chain-Implementation-Handbook/dp/1499576730
Practical TOC Episode 5 - Thinking Processes
The TOC thinking processes are a set of tools that help us with analyzing what to change, what to change to and how to make the change. They are based on common sense and cause and effect logic that guides us to overcome obstacle as they're being discovered. The tools are extremely useful and help organize the thoughts around finding the root causes and injecting a solution that will actually work.
Practical TOC Episode 4 - Advanced CCPM
In this episode I provide additional insight into CCPM, I discuss additional reasons to those mentioned on episode 3 for projects delays and talk about how to address them with CCPM. I also talk about the important role of CCPM software.
BTW - I increased the playback speed by 3% thinking the listening community will appreciate a faster talk. For some reason it caused some pauses in between sentences to be shorter then natural. I'm still learning the ropes of running a podcast and this is a mistake I'm not going to repeat.
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Practical TOC Episode 3 - Introduction to CCPM
In this episode I provide a high level depiction of problems with projects today that aren't using Critical Chain Project Management method. Then I describe the process of applying CCPM in an organization with a single standalone projects environment. I describe the principles of Buffer Management in very high level and describe what a Fever Diagram is.