Chapter 1. Theories for Agile Management


The Theory of Constraints

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) was introduced in 1984 in Eli Goldratt's business novel, The Goal. Initially unavailable in stores, Goldratt described the book as a marketing brochure for his consulting business. It was later available in book stores and sold over 2 million copies. Described as a love story, The Goal follows Alex Rogo on his personal journey as he gradually turns around his ailing and unprofitable manufacturing plant. Facing closure of his plant, and the breakup of his marriage, everything seems to be going wrong. Then he meets Jonah. Jonah is a master in the ...

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