Just realized that most sw folks who quote Goldratt's Theory Of Constraints principles (starting with "the Goal") don't know wtf they are talking about.
Goldratt uses a manufacturing line as an example, so these 'thought leaders' look for a 'line' in their companies, latch on to requirements --> code --> test as a 'flow line' and then look for 'constraints' , use 'kanban boards' and so on
Goldratt's Theory of Constraints is actually a much deeper and sophisticated theory, and takes a *lot* of work to apply to practical situations, often *days* of systematic thinking to resolve specific problems
Oh well, at least we can recognize Thought Leader poseurs/wannabes by evaluating how much(or little) they know of what Goldratt actually wrote ;-)

Goldratt embedded his theories in cheesy stories to address these people, who'd glaze over at logic and math ;-)

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Mastery of X (where X is an area of study- say CS or Philosophy or whatever, or a skill, say a musical instrument, or calligraphy or sport, will *massively* enhance the quality your life BUT (
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