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.