Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 10 - Final

Well, my friend, this is the last episode.  I hope you enjoyed it :)

If you've enjoyed listening ... please email me - clarke.ching@gmaillcom.  If you have a few minutes to spare can you please leave a review on amazon, goodreads.com, or (soon) audbile.com?  

Thank you so much for you time!

Clarke

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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 9

We're nearly there!  

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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 8

Rolling ... Rolling ... Rolling

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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 7

The've reached the top of the hill, they now start rolling down the other side, and things speed up ... 

If you're enjoying this, let me know: clarke.ching@gmail.com

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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 6

This is the bit you've been waiting for: the top of the hill.  If you're enjoying this, please let me know: clarke@rolls.rocks

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 5

Chapters 25 - 29.  We're nearly at the top of the hill now ...

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 4

And now ... part 4.

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 3

Mutiny?  Did someone say mutiny?

This is part 3 of the entire Rolling Rocks Downhill audiobook.

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 2

Yes!  This is part 2 of the entire audiobook.  Enjoy!

 More to come ... soon.

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 1 - Entire Audiobook FREE

Rolling Rocks Downhill has been out for a year now and getting fantastic reviews, like this, the most recent: 

“What an amazing book! Like Goldratt’s The Goal, Ching uses the novel format to get across important organization concepts. I have already implemented some of his lessons in prioritization and working in batches in my organization. The book is also very insightful in describing how real organizations work.”
— amazon.com - not my Mother

And this (the next most recent):

“A genuinely enjoyable read. There are obviously lessons within the story, and good ones at that, however this is so well written you forget you are reading anything other than a gripping story.”
— - amazon.com - not my Mother, either

You can read it on amazon or, if you're too busy to read, you can listen to the entire, professionally narrated audio book here, for free!

Note: this is a final-beta version of the audio; my narrator still has to make a few tiny tweaks before the book is up on audible.com and amazon.com.

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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Steve Tendon: Tame the Flow

I've just spent a fascinating hour chatting with Steve Tendon, co-author of the  Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance (The Tameflow Hyper-Productivity).  If you're intrested in TOC or Agile then you'll love what Steve has to say.  I had a few ah-ha! moments, especially when he spoke about the two pillars of the tame-flow approach: Unity of Purpose and Trust.

Here's the links Steve mentions during our chat.

and, if you can also watch a video of Steve talking at the Lean Agile Scotland conference.


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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

John Rickets 2

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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Alex Knight on Theory of Constraints for Healthcare.

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Eli Schragenheim part 2

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Eli Schragenheim part 1

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Tony Rizzo

I interviewed - the extraordinary - Tony Rizzo last week about his decades work with Critical Chain and project management in product development organisations.  Tony has been around from the early days.  I've learned a lot from him over the years and you will too if you listen to this 45 minute podcast - the first of three. 


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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

John Ricketts

Earlier this year I recorded an interview with TOC Thinker John Ricketts about his chapter in the TOC Handbook.

It was an interesting 40 minutes.  I hope you enjoy.


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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Danny Walsh

A few weeks ago I had a great chat with long time TOCThinker Danny Walsh about his TOC Handbook article.  Well worth a listen with a few new hints and nuggets.


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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

Rob Newbold - Critical Chain

Rob Newbold is one of the clearest thinkers I know.  He's written 2 great books - the first, a Critical Chain how-and-why-to helped change my life. 

Last night I chatted with him about his TOC Handbook chapter on making change stick, his life working with TOC (like me he used to be a software developer) and recent innovations in his companies Prochain software solution.

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.

TOC Handbook

TOC handbook podcast (long!)


Earlier this week I spend a fascinating 75 minutes talking with James Cox and John Schleier, the co-editors of the newly published TOC handbook.

It's a huge book (over 1,200 pages), not cheap in comparison to your average, run-of-the-mill books, but hugely valuable and imho worth its weight in gold.  It includes in-depth chapters covering almost the entire TOC body of knowledge as well as knew information not previously in the public domain. The chapters are written by some of the best-known TOC Thinkers & doers. 

One of the best things about the book is that the individual chapters are being published on their own as ebooks.  If you can't wait for the book to be delivered, if you prefer ebooks, or if you'd rather save a little money then listen to the interview to figure out which chapters you should buy.  

Here's a link to the paper book: http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Constraints-Handbook-James-Cox/dp/0071665544/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279476704&sr=8-1

A link to the Kindle chapters:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dus-stripbooks-tree&field-keywords=theory+of+constraints+handbook+chapter&x=0&y=0&ih=4_2_1_0_1_0_0_0_0_1.89_70&fsc=-1

A link to the mobipocket chapters: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/searchebooks.asp?Language=EN&TypeSearch=All&lang=EN&searchStr=theory+of+constraints+handbook

A link to the adobe reader chapters: http://www.mhprofessional.com/templates/index.php?cat=9959

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Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.