What is this thing called The Drum?
A Discussion with Avraham Mordoch and Eli Schragenheim
The Drum in a multi-project environment is the synchronizer of all projects. This is the mechanism to determine when a new project, or several new projects, should start. The tendency normally is to start a new project as soon as possible without taking into account the overall load that this put on the already running projects and the damage it creates to these projects.
In the webinar we'll define the key characteristics of the Drum in multi-project environments. We'll discuss, at least, two different types of Drums and analyze their underlining assumptions. Most importantly, we'll setup the process to make sure that the overall performance of all the projects will be stable and the overall flow of projects is faster than in the current state.
About the Presenters:
Eli Schragenheim is a well-known international management educator, author and consultant active in various fields of management like corporate strategy, decision support, innovation, supply chain, project management, shop-floor control, IT and HR. He has worked with huge variety of organizations all over the world, including public-sector organizations, industrial, high-tech and start-ups.
Since he had joined Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the famous creator of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in 1985, Eli Schragenheim has taught, spoken at conferences and consulted all over the globe, including the US, India, China, Japan, Canada, Britain, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Germany, Italy, Belgium, South Africa and Australia. He taught and trained high-level managers and consultants to use TOC in the most effective way in all the above countries. Many of his past pupils are now practicing TOC in the highest levels.
Eli Schragenheim is also known for his own software simulators and management games designed to experience the thinking and potential of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in complex environments.
Eli Schragenheim was a partner in the A.Y. Goldratt Institute and a director in The Goldratt Schools. He manages his own company Elyakim Management Systems (1992) Ltd. He served twice as a board member of TOCICO – the TOC International Certification Organization, a non-profit organization that was created by Dr. Goldratt to spread the TOC knowledge in the world. Lately Eli Schragenheim initiated TOC Global, an international organization of the best minds in TOC, to support TOC implementations worldwide, and generate huge value for large clients and projects all over the globe.
Eli Schragenheim is the author of several books on various aspects of management. His first book Management Dilemmas (1998) showed a variety of problematic situations in management and the rigorous analysis leading to the right solution. Next he collaborated with William H. Dettmer in writing Manufacturing at Warp Speed. In this book the new concept of Simplified-DBR, now a key concept in production planning according to TOC, was introduced. He also collaborated with Carol A. Ptak on ERP, Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, and with Dr. Goldratt and Carol Ptak on Necessary but Not Sufficient. In 2009 his book Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed, with William H. Dettmer and Wayne Patterson was published. He also contributed two chapters for the Theory of Constraints Handbook, edited by Cox and Schleier published in 2010 by McGraw-Hill.
In March 2015, Eli has opened a blog, now containing more than 70 articles on various topics in TOC that everybody can access. The URL is www.elischragenheim.com