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SPaMCAST 564 is part 2 of my conversation with Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron.  We discussed their new book Tame Your Work Flow. Steve and Daniel ask the question “Do you need a high-performance enterprise management & governance approach improving planning, execution, and delivery while dealing with multiple projects, events, stakeholders and teams?”, the book and the interview probes potential answers. In order to answer the question, the three of us take a deep dive into applying Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints in the real world. Listen to part 1 before listing to SPaMCAST 564. (more…)

Control Flow!

Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) Is a process control mechanism developed from Ely Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC).  In the book The Goal, Goldratt explains how a constraint can impact the performance of a process. The TOC is based on three assumptions (see Kanban and The Theory of Constraints):

  1. All systems are limited by a small number of constraints
  2. There is always at least one constraint in a process
  3. Flow can only be increased by increasing the flow through a constraint.