I’m not a Bottleneck! I’m a Free Man!
Experience how the “Five Focusing Steps” from the Theory of Constraints quickly makes clear where and how to improve processes. Play with Lean and Agile techniques in a simulation. Apply the techniques to real processes.
Intended Audience and Prerequisites
No experience of Theory of Constraints or Lean required. Must have experience of the processes you raise as a participant.
The Theory of Constraints offers a simple but effective process improvement process: the “5 focusing steps”. The 5 steps consist of continuously:
- Making the goal of the system explicit
- Finding the bottleneck where the system’s constraint lies
- Exploiting the constraint to get the most value
- Subordinating every decision to the constraint
- Elevating the bottleneck
The session introduces the Theory of Constraints, Lean and Agile with a playful simulation. After the simulation, participants apply the techniques to real-world cases in a workshop.
Duration: 120-150 mins for the simulation. 120-180 mins for the workshop.
Format: An interactive tutorial using a game followed by a workshop to apply the techniques.
Materials in English
Materials in French
Materials in German