Rolling Rocks Downhill: Accelerate Agile using Goldratt's TOC

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Exactly what would you be willing to do if you HAD TO provide your huge, software-intensive job ON TIME, on an impossibly early date, without compromising quality?

A story that sticks ...


Rolling Rocks Downhill is a fast-moving business novel, like Eli Goldratt's traditional, "The Goal", where you sit on the shoulders of the characters and quietly enjoy as they find the couple of - however fundamental - principles which underly successful industrial software advancement.

Faster than you ever thought possible


This is NOT a technical book. It doesn't point out "Agile". It doesn't ram techniques and practices down your throat. There are other books for that.

Rolling Rocks downhill is a book about providing software projects ON TIME or, if you choose, EARLY. It's a book about constructing quality in then running as FAST as you can.

J. B. Rainsberger, author of JUnit Recipes:


I have no idea how many of my customers would put in the time to check out "The Goal", however I insist that they check out Rolling Rocks Downhill-- it strongly strengthens the essence of Agile software advancement that has actually been drowned in an ocean of process manuals, maturity models, and checklists.

Simply as "The Goal" sought to bring good sense back to production, so this book seeks to bring good sense back to a software application market that sorely requires it.-- J. B. Rainsberger

Johanna Rothman, author of Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management:


Maybe one of your teammates or someone in management has the intense concept that perhaps transitioning to agile or lean will certainly assist. Perhaps it does in some small method. But, it's insufficient. You're on a death march, iteration by iteration. Or, with your board, you can see that you are making progress, however you're not working "fast enough.".

Or, you're not providing exactly what your clients require. You're still trying to "do it all." Why? Due to the fact that it takes you permanently to release anything.

You understand there's another piece to this. You simply have no idea exactly what.

You have to check out Clarke Ching's Rolling Rocks Downhill.

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