Entries by Jelena Fedurko-Cohen

About the question “What is TOC?”

Jelena Fedurko-Cohen,  4 August 2019 After our recent broadcast of ThinkCamp OnAir on 1st August, an unexpected for me topic – “Does everyone share the same understanding of what is TOC, and what is the definition of TOC?” – emerged in the course of the after-the-broadcast discussion. My answer in this discussion was: “In our […]

What the Cloud is NOT for

Published by Jelena Fedurko-Cohen, 6 March 2018 There are several typical situations in which people wrongly perceive that they should use the Cloud. Confusing a regular assessment process with the dilemma AFTER the assessment, thus wanting to use the Inner Dilemma (Conflict) Cloud The Inner Dilemma (Conflict) Cloud is to be used NOT for the […]

TOC and Risk Management for Projects

11 January 2018, Oded Cohen   In a recent post on TOC4U (8/1/2018) Rajeev Athavale wrote: “Risk Management” is a standard process covered by PMBOK. It is an excellent process and is highly useful. However, I am not able to connect this process with TOC. Risks may not arise out of constraints. They typically arise out […]

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 […]

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 […]