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Agile Coach & Trainer with Davisbase - Engaging Speaker at your next event
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Howdy. This is another virtual representation of me. I am an agilist and I help teams become better. I also love to speak with a crowd and help them get to the next place, too. I like being a team builder and a consultant. I work for Davisbase. 

I've been called many things, but I prefer Jeffrey. Unless of course you knew me in college and I answer to CRASH. 

I like to read. Even more, I like to talk. I love to train and mentor people. I like poker, but I shouldn't play past the homegame level. I am very good at being a dad. I have a good relationship with my wife, but I want it to be better, I want it to be great. 
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  • William R Harper College
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Will you be at #MSPPDD next week? Be sure to visit our table and attend our instructor, Heather's, presentation to learn her BA Jedi super power! 
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I have installed Sidekick on Chrome for Gmail. It's been a couple minutes and I like it so far. Feel free to use the link to give it a try. 
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Congratulations on your first YouTube video! Your production values are top notch. I am very impressed.
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Thanks, Jeffrey! Appreciate the kind words. 
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This is an amazing demonstration about Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.

One of the eye-opening lines is "TOC is not about de-bottlenecking the Operations but increase the flow thru the bottleneck."
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It's a nice demo and an important lesson.

I do think the quote goes a bit too far. It seems more accurate to say "TOC is not only about de-bottlenecking the operations. It is also about increasing the flow through the bottleneck."

If we only think about de-bottlenecking we can get trapped into framing all constraints in terms of the size of the pipe. This leads to thinking that the only way to increase the flow of traffic is by adding lanes to the highway.

If we also think about increasing the flow through existing lanes we may come up with other options. For example, slowing all cars down a bit to eliminate slowing all cars down to stop-and-go.

An example from personal experience: where highways merge there is often a bottleneck. Here in Toronto the 427 (N/S) and QEW (W)/Gardiner Expressway (E) is always a mess. One day I was going southbound on 427 and sailed through the merge at about 80Km/h. This merge was traditionally a 5-10 minute crawl in stop-and-go traffic. I discovered that there was a minor accident a little ways before the merge, in the oncoming lanes of the QEW. This caused the traffic to slow - not stop - and produced significantly higher throughput for everyone.
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Are you on a Facebook Marketing merry-go-round? Turn it around with this free webinar Nov 18.  http://bit.ly/1xl0eke 
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In this post I am interviewed by colleague +Josh Fruit about Change and what a team goes through as it transitions to agile development. 
 
Welcome to our first installment of Coaching Office Hours with Davisbase! Each month we will select one Agile transformation topic to briefly explore with a Davisbase Coach. We encourage you to submit your questions and the topics you are interested in via twitter @davisbase with hashtag #askDavisbase or via email at coaching-questions@davisbase.com.
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A skeptical PM describes how to make agile reliable. I need to watch this again. 

I'd be interested in what others think, some of whom I've tagged.
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... oh I'm also interested about feedback and discussions - i like them :-)

Wolfram

p.s.: sice 2013 a lot happened - and there is much stuff to get feedback on ...

* there is more practice http://speed4projects.net/fileadmin/downloads/Tame_the_Flow-Scrum_Testimonial_Wire_Android_App_Development_EN.pdf ...
* and the book "Tame the Flow" is available as real book http://www.amazon.com/Hyper-Productive-Knowledge-Work-Performance-Hyper-Productivity/dp/160427106X/ref=sr_1_1
* and the enterprise ascpect is described (and it works in practice also) in another book http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Breakthrough-Project-Porfolio-Performance/dp/1634439422/ref=sr_1_1
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Great idea from module #2: Have a promise statement - the tagline on every single page of your website describing the promise and outcomes of your work
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Watching a great, simple explanation of throughput accounting. 
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