I’ve scheduled a new TOCICO webinar for Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12:00 EDT, entitled Stop with the Buy-In. I try to avoid hyperbolic claims, but I truly believe that you’ll find what you’ll learn here to be important. Among other things, I will give my answers to the following questions:
- Why is critical chain (and Theory of Constraints) hard to sell? (Or: why isn’t everyone doing it?)
- Why is critical chain (and TOC) hard to implement? (Or: why don’t implementations start faster and last longer?)
- What paradigm shift will help you to become better at selling and implementing?
- Is TOC really all about constraints? (Hint: that would be impossible.)
I’ll be talking about a different way to think about buy-in and relationship, and describing a process to help reinforce that. Come to learn, come to heckle, either way I believe it will end up being worth your time. And your $40, if you’re not a TOCICO member.
For what it’s worth, here is the webinar description I’ve given to TOCICO:
TOC is hard to sell. And when we do sell TOC, it’s hard to get the benefits and lifespan we expect. Rob shows why “How do we get buy-in” is the wrong question and explains the right questions to achieve TOC implementations that work for everyone.
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It has been some time since I last published a blog post. One reason is that I’ve been very focused on our critical chain methodology. Our team has worked through a number of changes that make it both simpler and more effective. I’ve created a video that describes our approach at a high level. Click here to see the video and get a special offer; click here if you don’t like special offers, and just want to see the video on YouTube. We also have some new documents on our “manifesto resources” page, including a summary of our new video series and a link to the first episode.
I plan on following up with more posts on the “agree, align, advance” process, because I think it fills some important holes in current management practices. Please let me know what you think!
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At the 2014 TOCICO conference in Baltimore in early June, I gave a talk entitled “The Project Manifesto: Explaining TOC through Values.” It was well received and provoked some worthwhile discussions, I’ll write further posts on the subject matter. Sanjeev Gupta suggested a Project Manifesto web site, along the same lines as the Agile Manifesto site. It was a great idea, so we made an announcement at the conference, enlisted a number of initial signatories, and created the site at projectmanifesto.org. We want it to be non-denominational: those who sign up are expressing support for the values, but in doing so they’re not expressing support for any particular methodology or scheduling approach — or for the Project Manifesto book. The site was just opened for business. Be sure to check it out, add your name, and pass it on to your colleagues!
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