Thinking Tools: Theory of Constraints (TOC) – EY Academy of Business

Thinking Tools: Theory of Constraints (TOC)

The theory of constraints forces you to think and offers a whole set of tools to help you do that. The course allows you to practise the most popular tools. It also shows how to translate the effects of structured thinking into project management.

The course is addressed to project managers, leaders and project team members interested in the topic of "Thinking Tools TOC".

Course objectives:

  • Familiarizing the Participants with key information regarding the role and importance of Thinking Tools
  • Learning and practising selected thinking tools: the level of resistance to change and current reality tree and cloud diagram (Cloud)
  • Acquiring the knowledge necessary for continuous improvement and increase of business efficiency

Having completed the workshop, the Participants will be able to:

  • Apply the learned thinking tools in practice
  • Diagnose the situation in the company using appropriate thinking tools
  • Use the familiar tools to carry out the decision-making process for implementing changes in the company, identifying limits and selecting projects that will be implemented to effectively remove these limits
  • Thinking Tools – how many are there, why they were created, when they can be used
  • Why most “good ideas” for company performance improvement projects are typical symptom treatments
  • Why a good idea can be rejected by decision-makers

Process of change in an organization

  • Are people always afraid of change, what are the causes of fear of change, what questions should be asked when planning to implement change?
  • Levels of resistance to change, ways to deal with it
  • Assessing the readiness of the target environment. Ways to effectively communicate change implementation

Thinking Tools in practice

  • CRT – Current Reality Tree – how to prepare the current reality tree
  • Using the current reality tree while building agreement within the organization
  • Cloud diagram – preparing a cloud diagram and applying it to find a breakthrough solution
  • How to use Thinking Tools to get the company to discuss the causes of the problems that all employees see in different areas on a daily basis

Conflict

  • Why virtually every problem and decision about that problem can be presented as a conflict
  • Why do we try to solve problems on a daily basis using the method of seeking compromise?
  • Breakthrough solution – why every problem/decision has a potential breakthrough solution
  • Master Cloud – how to find the key conflict in any company

Thinking Tools and project portfolio

  • How to recognize constraints in organizations
  • How to translate the results of using the Thinking Tools into a portfolio of projects whose implementation will effectively remove any constraints

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Thinking Tools: Theory of Constraints (TOC)

Price

PLN 1100 net

Set of 2 Courses - Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business. Practical thinking tools

The set consists of two training courses: “Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business” and “Thinking Tools: Theory of Constraints (TOC)”

Price

PLN 3100 net

Thinking Tools: Theory of Constraints (TOC)

The theory of constraints forces you to think and offers a whole set of tools to help you do that. The course allows you to practise the most popular tools. It also shows how to translate the effects of structured thinking into project management.

For whom?

The course is addressed to project managers, leaders and project team members interested in the topic of "Thinking Tools TOC".

Objectives and benefits

Course objectives:

  • Familiarizing the Participants with key information regarding the role and importance of Thinking Tools
  • Learning and practising selected thinking tools: the level of resistance to change and current reality tree and cloud diagram (Cloud)
  • Acquiring the knowledge necessary for continuous improvement and increase of business efficiency

Having completed the workshop, the Participants will be able to:

  • Apply the learned thinking tools in practice
  • Diagnose the situation in the company using appropriate thinking tools
  • Use the familiar tools to carry out the decision-making process for implementing changes in the company, identifying limits and selecting projects that will be implemented to effectively remove these limits
Programme
  • Thinking Tools – how many are there, why they were created, when they can be used
  • Why most “good ideas” for company performance improvement projects are typical symptom treatments
  • Why a good idea can be rejected by decision-makers

Process of change in an organization

  • Are people always afraid of change, what are the causes of fear of change, what questions should be asked when planning to implement change?
  • Levels of resistance to change, ways to deal with it
  • Assessing the readiness of the target environment. Ways to effectively communicate change implementation

Thinking Tools in practice

  • CRT – Current Reality Tree – how to prepare the current reality tree
  • Using the current reality tree while building agreement within the organization
  • Cloud diagram – preparing a cloud diagram and applying it to find a breakthrough solution
  • How to use Thinking Tools to get the company to discuss the causes of the problems that all employees see in different areas on a daily basis

Conflict

  • Why virtually every problem and decision about that problem can be presented as a conflict
  • Why do we try to solve problems on a daily basis using the method of seeking compromise?
  • Breakthrough solution – why every problem/decision has a potential breakthrough solution
  • Master Cloud – how to find the key conflict in any company

Thinking Tools and project portfolio

  • How to recognize constraints in organizations
  • How to translate the results of using the Thinking Tools into a portfolio of projects whose implementation will effectively remove any constraints

Price

PLN 1100 net

Location

Online

Warszawa

Date

9 December 2022 | Warszawa or Online

Contact

Oktawia Wróblewska

Course coordinator

  • +48 517 882 348
  • oktawia.wroblewska@pl.ey.com