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Step by step guide on how to identify, tackle and reduce constraints affecting your processes or operational performance

What you will learn

How to deploy end to end Theory of Constraints projects

How to effectively deploy Theory of Constraints in your organization

How to deploy Theory of Constraints principles and tools within your organization

How to deploy the 5 focusing steps to really ensure the success of your constraint work

How to identify, reduce and remove problems / issues / constraints from your processes

How to deploy the thinking processes tools to map and define throughout your projects

The types of constraint you may see and how to address these

How Theory of Constraints link in with continuous improvement and need to be deployed as such

The process that sits around the deployment of Theory of Constraints

How to map out the problems to ensure you can improve them again and again until they are no longer a constraint


In this course, you will learn how to deliver the highly effect and in demand methodology that is Theory of Constraints. This is an approach to quality and improvement that is rooted in the idea that if there is something constraining your process, it can be removed by constantly and consistently working on the constraint until it is no more. It is an approach which focuses on improving processes and operational performance for the benefit of the wider organization, your products and services and your customers and clients. To learn how to deliver Theory of Constraints, we will cover off:

– The fundamentals, looking at ToC as an approach, continuous improvement and quality.

– The key steps you need to deliver when running a ToC project, how to deliver them and why (these are known as the 5 focusing steps).

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– The key tools available to you to understand your current situation and move it safely to a better future state (these are known as the thinking processes).

– A scenario based on a real life example, running through all of the key activities taught to show you how you can practically deploy this methodology.

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and the confidence needed to deliver Theory of Constraints successfully, delivering effective and lasting results that will improve processes, experience and outputs for many years to come.




What will be covered within this course?
What is the purpose of this course?

Fundamentals of Theory of Constraints

What is Theory of Constraints?
What is Theory of Constraints – the bottleneck
Types of constraint
Types of constraint – example
What is continuous improvement?
Pros of Theory of Constraints
Cons of Theory of Constraints

The 5 focusing steps



Identify: Demonstration 1
Identify: Demonstration 2
Identify: Demonstration 3


Exploit: Demonstration 1
Exploit: Demonstration 2


Subordinate: Demonstration 1
Subordinate: Demonstration 2


Elevate: Demonstration 2
Elevate: Demonstration 1
Elevate: Demonstration 3


Repeat: Demonstration 1
Repeat: Demonstration 2
Section quiz

The Thinking Processes

Current Reality Tree – Breakdown
Current Reality Tree – Demonstration
Evaporating Cloud Tree – Breakdown
Evaporating Cloud Tree – Demonstration
Future Reality Tree – Breakdown
Future Reality Tree – Demonstration
Prerequisite Tree – Breakdown
Prerequisite Tree – Demonstration
Transition Tree – Breakdown
Transition Tree – Demonstration
Section quiz

Close out

Review of key learnings
Hints & tips
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