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Bibliography: Lean Thinking, Theory of Constraints, System Thinking, & Project Management - Paradigm Projects

The Simply Lean Pocket Guide for Construction - Tools for the Elimination of Waste in the Design-Bid-Build Construction Project Cycle

by Shawn Hayes, Mark Tapping, & Brian Sedwick

A nice little reference book for implementing Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle in your operations you may need to also by a magnifying glass to read it the font is so small.

The Toyota Way Fieldbook 1st Edition

by Jeffrey Liker & David Meier

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling 12th Edition

by Harold Kerzner

I’ll confess that I have NOT read this entire book cover to cover (I have the 8th edition) but I do use it often enough as a reference. 

Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance - A Business Novel

by Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland, and Jeff Cox

A business novel Velocity demonstrates the distinct difference between the approaches (Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints) but also indicates how the may be effectively combined.

Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results

by David J. Anderson

Maybe not for most of my followers in that it is about software engineering but if you can get by that and really want to get into the weeds regarding real applications of Lean and Theory of Constraints thinking processes this is a great book. It’s also pretty expensive so you may want to think twice before you jump into it too.

Reaching The Goal: How Managers Improve a Services Business Using Goldratt's Theory of Constraints

by John Arthur Ricketts

Another book that may not be for most of my followers since it is centered around the delivery of software services it is still a good one for the real hard core curious Theory of Constraints junkie,

Implementing Theory of Constraints In A Job Shop Environment

by John Tagawa

Not a book so to speak but a PDF of this fellow’s John Tagawa’s Masters or Ph.D. thesis at MIT about a real-world application of Theory of Constraints principles that I wrote about here years ago.

A Better Way: Solutions for the New Business Reality

by Terry Acord

A rare hard to find little paperback novel like its grandfather ‘The Goal’ but about TOC in a small shop environment.

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