This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
I am embarking on a series of postings next week on the Theory of Constraints created by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt. I've made minor postings before. This series will be geared for people who find themselves making choices on projects. I am aiming for something practical, concise, and in a form you will want to share with others.
I've decided not to do this alone. I started this weblog with the intention for me to learn about project management and how to speak about project management. In that spirit I will write each day to continue my learning. While I've been a proponent and student of the TOC for many years there are others who can speak more authoritatively about the subject than I. I've invited Frank Patrick to post along side of me, but to do so in his own weblog Frank Patrick's Focused Performance Business Blog. [That's me. -- fp] Frank is an expert on conducting projects on a TOC basis.[That's me, going "aw shucks" and blushing. -- fp] He maintains a good website with a special section on projects. I am sharing the postings with him ahead of time so he can post at the same time I do. We will link to each other to make it easy on readers.
To make this a even more interesting, my friend Joe Ely, who writes the weblog Learning About Lean[Readers here at Focused Performance will also recognize Joe's name. -- fp], will be joining in by posting alongside us on his weblog. His postings are often based on real experience pursuing a lean approach in a project-based fabrication setting. Joe has been using the TOC to provide focus to improving activities at his firm.
If you aren't subscribing to my weblog via Bloglet, then now's the time to do so. (See the subscription box in the left column.[My Bloglet subscription form is on the right. ---->> -- fp]) This way you won't miss a posting. You will receive an email each day with the previous day's posting. For all of you who are subscribing, Frank's and Joe's weblog postings are available the same way. If you subscribe to their weblogs you'll get all postings in the same email message. All three postings neatly grouped together. (You can always unsubscribe at the end.)
We plan on having some fun with this. I hope you enjoy it.