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Why is understanding the theory of constraints important to my business (and my systems development team)?

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  1. The ability to diagnose what is preventing your business from increasing throughput is a critical skill for sustainable growth of a business. The theory of constraints helps you identify bottlenecks and understand how to deal with them (spoiler alert: sometimes adding more people does not make things better!). 
  2. It is important for a systems development team to be skilled in identifying and resolving bottlenecks. Being able to analyze and make sure that a new system is actually going to resolve a bottleneck can save hundreds of hours of development time.
  3. Identification of bottlenecks and resolving them to increase throughput will still require excellent communication within your business. Many technology companies are moving toward a DevOps model for their IT function. Development, infrastructure, and maintenance are more closely tied together, reducing silos between IT groups and the rest of the business. 
  4. What is your biggest bottleneck?

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