Entries by Jelena Fedurko

The TOC Buffers

11 November 2017, Oded Cohen   Last Thursday (9th November, 2017), I gave a presentation in the 35th TOPA Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania on TOC Buffers. Discussions that followed the presentation have brought me to realize that there is some misunderstanding of the TOC Buffers. The word/term Buffer is commonly used today as reserve, on top […]

Opinion and knowledge

15 October 2017, Oded Cohen and Jelena Fedurko-Cohen  TOC is a knowledge based approach, not an opinion based one. The difference between the knowledge and an opinion is that the knowledge constitutes the established and tested sets of cause and effect connections that have hard proofs that appear in different sets of conditions, environments and […]

God bless CEOs for resisting what consultants would love them to do

07 October 2017, Jelena Fedurko-Cohen  This post reflects my thinking about the recent discussion on Linkedin and TOC Practitioners Worldwide about a suggested new type of constraint – “Human constraint”.  The new term was suggested by Angela Montgomery who published a post on TOC Learning and TOC4U titled: ‘The Human Constraint – What Is It?’ […]

When we meet “Resistance” – is it really resistance and is it connected at all to Layers of Resistance?

21 September 2017, Jelena Fedurko-Cohen  In my experience, in TOC community, the phrase “Layers of resistance” is used quite often in situations when a person just encounters a disagreement in the process of communication or absence of the desired behaviour.  And quite often, after this phrase is used, people start referring to the TP tools […]

There is no ‘stupid rule’

01 September 2017, Jelena Fedurko-Cohen  The role and objective of a rule – any rule – is to restrict. A RULE prescribes the RIGHT way – in order to restrict one from taking wrong ways. Restricting comes only from the need to prevent a potential negative outcome of doing things ANY OTHER way than the […]

Does TOC have the tools and mindset to understand the benefits to the customer?

07 August 2017, Jelena Fedurko-Cohen  In a recent discussion in TOC Practitioners Worldwide FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1014476831927643/ Richard Zultner made a statement: ”In ToC we do a great job of understanding the benefit of our production, distribution, and retail solutions to the BUSINESS (theirs and ours). But what we must also do for certain project types […]

The future of CCPM – What exactly do we mean when we say “The constraint is in the market”?

20 July 2017, Jelena Fedurko-Cohen Here are my thoughts after the recent late evening discussion, during the Berlin TOCICO Conference, regarding the future of CCPM. The summary of the meeting was recorded by Oded and presented in our Facebook group TOC Practitioners Worldwide: Twenty seven members joined the meeting. The title for the session was […]

The difference between an Obstacle and an UDE

20 January 2017, Jelena Fedurko In the Facebook discussion of my recent blog post If an Injection is a solution you knew BEFORE you built the Cloud, why did you need the Cloud? I wrote a phrase that clearly stated that there is a difference between an Obstacle and an UDE. The phrase read “… are obstacles […]