Rolling Rocks Downhill: Accelerate Agile using Goldratt's TOC

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Exactly what would you want to do if you HAD TO deliver your big, software-intensive job ON TIME, on an impossibly early date, without giving up quality?

A story that sticks ...

Rolling Rocks Downhill is a fast-moving company novel, like Eli Goldratt's classic, "The Goal", where you sit on the shoulders of the characters and silently see as they find the couple of - but essential - principles which underly effective industrial software application advancement.

Faster than you ever thought possible

This is NOT a technical book. It doesn't point out "Agile". It doesn't ram strategies and practices down your throat. There are other books for that. Rolling Rocks downhill is a book about delivering software application tasks ON TIME or, if you select, 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 the number of of my customers would take the time to read "The Goal", but I insist that they read Rolling Rocks Downhill-- it strongly strengthens the essence of Agile software application advancement that has been drowned in an ocean of process manuals, maturity designs, and lists. Simply as "The Goal" looked for to bring common sense back to manufacturing, so this book seeks to bring common sense back to a software application market that sorely needs it.-- J. B. Rainsberger

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

Maybe one of your teammates or somebody in management has the bright concept that possibly transitioning to agile or lean will assist. Maybe it performs in some small way. However, it's not enough. You're on a death march, iteration by iteration. Or, with your board, you can see that you are making development, but you're not working "quickly enough." Or, you're not delivering exactly what your clients need. You're still trying to "do it all." Why? Because it takes you forever to release anything. You know there's another piece to this. You simply have no idea exactly what. You have to read Clarke Ching's Rolling Rocks Downhill.

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