November 2020

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6:00 pm
Thierry de Pauw
Tobias Goeschel
I have 99 Problems - Where Do I Start? The Theory of Constraints Applied

Your IT organisation is surrounded by problems preventing it to satisfy market demand on time with the required quality. Where do you start?

35 years ago, Eliyahu Goldratt introduced the Theory of Constraints in his seminal book "The Goal" as a new management paradigm to running manufacturing plants. Back then, manufacturing plants had similar problems: The production work floor was surrounded by inventory, resulting in late deliveries having poor quality. The Theory of Constraints solved that problem for manufacturing by introducing the five focusing steps - a guideline to systematic improvement and continuous learning.

Today, the Theory of Constraints is one of the underlying foundations for the DevOps movement. It hasn't lost any of its potential for organising thought, and as a driver for continuous improvement.

During this session, we will present the basic principles of the Theory of Constraints, and how it applies to the software industry. It will be a mix of theory, related stories and experiences, and practical advice applicable to the day-to-day work of an IT department.

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It's a conference about organizing teamwork, to deliver a continuous flow of value. This year's FlowCon is an entirely online event held in November. It features a whole month of talks, Monday to Friday at 6 pm (CET / Paris time), presented by French and international speakers.


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Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Jenni Jepsen
Jenni Jepsen
Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Matthew Skelton
Matthew Skelton
Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Agathe Vaisse and Florent Biville
Agathe Vaisse, Florent Biville
Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Lisette Sutherland
Lisette Sutherland
Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Estelle Landry
Estelle Landry
Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Alexandra Lung
Alexandra Lung
Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Romain Couturier
Romain Couturier
Teaser FlowCon 2020 - Mija Rabemananjara
Mija Rabemananjara




Jabe Bloom

Global Transformation Office @ Red Hat

Alexandra Lung

Head of Product @ Aircall

Sandro Mancuso

Software Craftsman / Managing Director @ Codurance

Matthew Skelton

Team Topologies Co-author / Consultant @ Conflux

Dave Snowden

Founder and CSO @ Cognitive Edge, Director @ Cynefin Centre Wales

Lisette Sutherland

Remote-working champion, Author of Work Together Anywhere

Dan Vacanti

Co-founder and CEO @ ActionableAgile

Simon Wardley

Advisor @ Leading Edge Forum

Videos 2020

Turbulence: Thinking Flow Again
Jabe Bloom
Nihilism and Technology
Nolen Gertz
Hygiène de développement en temps de 🐼-mie
Florent Biville, Agathe Vaisse
Maturity Mapping or how to tailor capability adoption to your existing culture
Marc Burgauer
Comment perdre sa surcharge featurale ?
Estelle Landry
Defining Socio-Technical Boundaries with the Bounded Context Canvas
Nick Tune
Cynicism doesn't build products
Gwen Diagram
Accidental Architects: how HR designs software systems
Matthew Skelton
Software Modernisation
Sandro Mancuso
Intent based leadership
Jenni Jepsen
The Secret History of Kanban and Why it Matters
Dan Vacanti
What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
Roisi Proven
‍The new EU handbook and our project to link climate change with global warming and new forms of radicalism
Dave Snowden
Nine Ways To Fail At Cloud Native
Holly Cummins
How cognitive bias and ranking can foster an ineffective architecture and design
Evelyn van Kelle, Kenny Baas
La théorie sociale de Bourdieu adaptée à la tech
Romeu Moura
Créer les conditions optimales pour une organisation apprenante
Mija Rabemananjara

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