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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: FIN, Chapter 27 – “The Contingency Plan”

Rules of Flow Resolution: Marc learns of his father’s illness and is given the company to run. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 25 – “Lead Time is Getting Shorter”

Snap back to realityOh, there goes gravity – Eminem “Lose Yourself” Big moves in the plot! Marc gets a call for “Mr. Wilson” and accepts it, but it was really a call to his father and now Marc knows that … Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 24 – “Buffer Management”

Marc realizes that a lot of the minutiae he tracks from his team has now become busywork as he has cut the number of projects and increased the flow of WIP. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 22 – “What Changes to Expect?”

Her father extended the topic and its impact to give it depth; her master stroke here is instead to bring the topic together to show its impact and drive home the importance of short communication loops and psychological safety when working on projects. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 21 – “One-on-One”

“By using AI capabilities they are able to make the robotic arm adjust its reactions to changing conditions in ways that weren’t possible before.” Marc listens to Linda, the team’s software expert on Page 124. In some ways, it sounds like she may be programming a descendant of the NCX-10 from The Goal. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 20 – “Synchronization” … Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Operations

This chapter changed my mind about this book, I now recommend it. Chapter 20’s focus on the American holiday of Thanksgiving, which focuses on the preparation of a Turkey, can go down as a more famous Goldratt-ian metaphor than Herbie and his famous scout hike from The Goal (Chapter 13, Chapter 15). Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: A Summary of Part 2 of 3 – Chapters 9 – 19, Pages 47 – 116

Chapters 9 – 12 kick off with Marc Wilson working with his work-crush Abbie to change their approach to project management; telling the team the plan, iterating once they have feedback, and dealing with customer response to the changing methods. … Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 19 – “Rework and Standardization”

Marc is back in his executive MBA course with Professor Richard Silver. The class discusses many topics, Marc observes that local optimization is a trap – in the same way that Jonah pointed out this issue to Alex Rogo in Chapter 8 of The Goal. The fact that rework is a waste of resources and an indicator of other problems is discussed. Rick introduces the concept of synchronization which is the homework assignment. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 18 – “Additional Gates”

It’s easy to put on another hat and see Isaac as a terrible boss and father who doesn’t listen to his son / employee while withholding critical information – his untreatable terminal illness and pending sale of the company. Write this story with that angle and it becomes a warning tale about narcissism and other dark triad activity. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 17 – “Full-kit Before Production”

By having clear checklists and only kicking off projects that have the necessary ingredients for success, Marc sees his department is getting more done and the people appear to be happier. His sister, Sam, running the company’s plant is unhappy and calls to tell him so – because Marc’s team increased throughput is releasing more to her team than she is prepared to handle. Continue reading

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