Today, more than ever, speed is the killer app. Processes and tools designed to minimize speed to market have enabled companies to ship software faster than ever. Yet, oftentimes, it still isn’t fast enough. The barriers, or constraints, that remain after you’ve honed your processes as much as possible require powerful frameworks to overcome.
Fortunately, the framework known as the theory of constraints (TOC), aims to do just that, by offering proving methodologies to isolate and overcome the speedbumps that threaten productivity the most.
In a recent webinar and eBook, we outlined the process known as Value Stream Mapping, one of the most powerful frameworks to isolate the speedbumps that impact business efficiency. Those speedbumps are better known as constraints.
In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- the process of breaking through constraints
- the fundamentals of the theory
- key applications for software companies
- best practices for integrating with Value Stream Mapping
- everything you need to wipe out constraints that are holding you back
- history of the theory of constraints from its first formal use in a novel
Still, you want to understand how the TOC applies to software development and – most specifically – how it applies to agile organizations. Constraints, in most cases, can’t simply be eliminated and, in most cases, you wouldn’t want to! But with a firm understanding of the TOC, you’ll understand what to do about all of your constraints and, equally important, how to strategically think about where constraints provide the greatest risk to your success.
This eBook is a compilation of the Theory of Constraints blog series, including:
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