This website covers topics on knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints, amongst other topics. Opinions expressed here are strictly those of the owner, Jack Vinson, and those of the commenters.

TOC works, really

More evidence that TOC thinking really can make a difference, this time in reference to the issue of software development being shipped off-shore because it is "cheaper."

Frank Patrick's Focused Performance Weblog

Actually one of the former units of Lucent -- one of the units with enough value to attract a buyer at a good price a while ago -- tripled their project throughput by with no significant increase in resources by implementing effective (TOC/Critical Chain-based) multi-project management in the first year, before any further continuous improvement efforts, which were now feasible due to the lessened overload stress.

Organizations can see multiple orders of improvement, once they start focusing on the right issues. TOC and the associated systems thinking provides an excellent means for doing just that.

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