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Cultural Communication Constraints

Last week I spoke with a graduate school candidate about my experience working globally and specifically about ways to improve communication.  There are some common constraints when meeting new colleagues that challenge communication.  This applies to anywhere in the world … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Guides to Goldratt’s The Goal

“Whenever people are not doing the obvious – it is my job to find the missing piece of the puzzle.  Something is missing.  What is it?” Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Major Concepts in The Goal: The Foundations of Theory of Constraints

The major concepts that Goldratt places in Rogo’s hand to explain and solve problems are; Goals, Constraint, Dependence, Fluctuations, Metrics, Batch Size, Throughput Accounting, Priority and Local Optima (a trap to be avoided).   Continue reading

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Goldratt’s The Goal: Chapter by Chapter Review

Written in 1984, The Goal lays out Eliyahu Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (“ToC”) in the format of a novel.  ToC was first used into improve production plant manufacturing, but as Goldratt and his co-author Jeff Cox show in The Goal – … Continue reading

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The Goal: Based on Teamwork & Data

Goldratt takes several approaches to showing how Constraints impact a plant and even personal lives. Several approaches are used to educate the reader; Jonah serves as a mentor to Alex Rogo, educating him on what is going on. Rogo adopts … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 40 – Culture and Constraints

Like Chapter 39, I find this final chapter unsatisfying. It must have been hard for Goldratt to bring the book to a close.  The character and plot arcs through the ‘fixing’ of Rogo’s plant are great – the chapters afterwards … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 39 – Planning

The plant is having hiccups.  Rogo is no longer the plant manager and has to help at a higher level.  This chapter lacks the ‘aha’ moments that have driven the cadence of the book until now. It seems our author, … Continue reading

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