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Applying Theory of Constraints at Scale



The authors discuss scaling Agile by highlighting the constraints that a company needs to address given its particular context, an approach that adapts to context rather than ignoring it.


Tony Grout has spent the last 25 years working as as chief geek in start-ups and an executive -from general manager to product owner- in enterprise organizations. Chris Matts has been helping Skype for the past two years with a mixture of Enterprise Level Transformation and Team Level Coaching.

About the conference

Lean Kanban United Kingdom is the conference for managers, team leads, consultants and executives who want to more reliably deliver the products and services their customers demand.In 2 days, learn how to achieve improved business agility through faster, more predictable and more flexible service delivery. Includes case studies (Skype, iTV, and more), workshops, and industry metrics.

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Jan 25, 2015

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  • chapeaux - excellent presentation and insights ...

    by Wolfram Müller,

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    ... there is so much logic and "truth" in this presentation that i had to watch it twice ;-)

    I for myself work too with big scale (not just software) companies to implement Agile/TOC/CCPM for over 10 years and I can state that every sentence in the presentation is absolutely right (if right is defined as fits to what I experienced in the last years).

    So don't hesitate an have a look into this ToC (Theory of Constraints) stuff - it's worth - it's gamechanging :-) it's the step from local optimization to holistic thinking

    cu Wolfram Müller

    p.s.: if you want to can have a look into "Tame the Flow" from Steve Tendon (and a little from me) - it may be a good starting point ... or the "CIO Guide" from Mike Hannan - this is smaller and easier to read ...

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