The Goal

Book: The Goal: A process of on-going improvement (Eliyahu M. Goldratt)

Primarily focused on how to improve a manufacturing environment, I find the principles directly apply to software development as soon as you get over thinking of software development as a manufacturing task and not a creative effort. “Productivity is maximizing the value of features produced (thru sales) while simultaneously reducing expense”.  Too much focus today is spent on optimizing local processes. Outlines how to go about finding the bottlenecks in your global processes, and thus increasing productivity.

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