Whisky, Sushi, Systems & Flow
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Whisky, Sushi, Systems & Flow

About the Book

This book challenges you to think about everyday implicit systems and flow parameters. On it, you´ll read about the following: my whisky bar, my plane boarding skills, the traffic jam on a weekend beach trip, and my frustration while waiting for a temaki on a Japanese restaurant. These examples will guide our conversation about flow parameters, systems thinking, theory of constraint and queues.

About the Author

Paulo Caroli
Paulo Caroli

Principal consultant at Thoughtworks Brazil and co-founder of AgileBrazil,  Paulo Caroli has over twenty years of experience in software development, passing in various corporations in Brazil, India, USA and Latin America. In 2000, he met the Extreme Programming and since then has focused its expertise in processes and practices of Agile & Lean. He joined ThoughtWorks in 2006 and held the positions of Agile Coach, Trainer and Project Manager. He received a Bachelor of Computer Science and MS in Software Engineering, both from PUC–Rio.

Paulo Caroli is a man who is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital products. He is a software engineer, an author, an editor, a speaker and a successful facilitator.

Table of Contents

  • Whisky and flow parameters
    • The whisky bar
    • Flow parameters
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)
    • Interpreting the CFD
    • To do / Doing / Done
    • When is all done?
    • Scope change
    • Work in Progress
    • Lead time
    • Throughput
  • Little’s law, the whisky bar and CFD
    • Let’s apply Little’s Law
    • So, how does that work?
    • Stabilizing the System
    • Pull System
    • Stable System
    • System stability on the CFD
  • Sushi, queue and wait time
    • single Queue
    • Two queue
  • Meatballs and expedite lane
  • Rutabaga and replenishment
    • Theory of Constraints
    • Replenishment, Buffer and Buffer levels
  • Traffic Jam and unstable systems
  • Duty Free and System boundaries
  • Boarding a plane and Systems Thinking
  • Closing Thoughts
  • About the author
  • Notes

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