Effective Estimating – Part 1 of 6

For all that have been following along with the OneThingology Series, just want to let you know that this short series on Effective Estimating will interrupt the OneThingology series this month, and instead of providing a post every month, I will be posting every week for the next 6 weeks leading up to the IWF-2018…

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The 5 Steps – Part 7 of 11

In the last OneThingology Blog post, we talked about Finding Waldo, finding or identifying the constraint being the first of a five step process, so today we will take a step back and reveal The 5 Steps. I would suggest that these 5 steps are the steps to illumination. Each step you take builds upon…

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I Found Waldo! – Part 6 of 11

In my last OneThingology Blog post, we talked about step 1 of Constraint Management, Identifying the Constraint and roaming constraints (searching for Waldo), so today we will talk about Finding Waldo. So where were we, oh yes, we were talking about the elusive constraint at the last company I worked for (I still do some…

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Where’s Waldo – Part 5 of 11

In my last OneThingology Blog post, we talked about all the good things that come from breaking a constraint, and now we finally reach step 1 of Constraint Management, Identifying the Constraint. Late in 2015 I took a full time job at a good friends printing company as their IT guy and resident One Thing…

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Fixing One Thing Can Fix A Lot Of Things – Part 4 of 11

In my last OneThingology Blog post, we talked about a couple different kinds of constraints. Physical Constraints and Policy Constraints. Now it’s time to look at the implications of breaking a constraint. Remember my original assertion that “One Thing Can Change Everything”? Well, let’s talk about the implications of breaking my delivery policy constraint. The…

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What is a Constraint? – Part 3 of 11

In my last OneThingology blog post, I asked this question: ‘What if there was One Thing responsible for the majority of the bad things in your life and/or business? Would you see it? Would you recognize it even if it did not go boom, or have a flashing red light on top of it?’ I…

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Houston, we’ve had a problem here – Part 2 of 11

Houston, we’ve had a problem here. These now famous words echo in the minds of all of us old enough to have experienced the late 60’s and early 70’s, and now, even the younger and future generations will know the back story of these words because of the movie, Apollo 13. Alcoholics Anonymous has made their…

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