• In early 2020, a new book entered the knowledge work management arena. It was written by Steve Tendon and myself, a Canadian visiting Toronto frequently. It marks history and propels agile into the 20s with content that is revolutionary and never heard of before. 

Forewords and testimonials from undisputed world leaders in Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Throughput Accounting, FLEX, DA, Lean are available at https://tameflow.com/tame-your-work-flow-testimonials/

The book covers new topics. New science. We will delve into the entire spectrum of the table of content of the book. New angles on Flow Efficiency, Identifying Constraints in the Work Flow, Work Process and Work Execution.

Novelties in Agile to let people work and introduce exceptional management and management by exception. (New to the agile space)

And more .......



Outline/Structure of the Talk

We will drill down the table of content of the book .... 

Why the Kanban method abandoned the Theory of Constraints and used Column WIP Limits as an evolutionary change driver. (The side effect of column WIP limit is to cause excessive tampering of the system by emitting superfluous special cause variation signals) 

Flow Efficiency, Constraints identification in the work flow, work process and work execution. 

DBR Scheduling, Theory of Constraints, Throughput Accounting to brake silo mentalities, Explicit Risk Management, Culture, Decision making, cost control, TameFlow boards (Flow Efficiency, DBR, Throughput Management, Portoflio), Governance. Management by exception

CoD versus ROI versu Throughput Rate at the Constraint for financial decision making. 




Learning Outcome

The participants will discover a new Kanban. A kanban that builds on the sixth practice of the Kanban method - improve using the scientific method. TameFlow Kanban embraces  lot of the  teachings of Dr Eli Goldratt on the Throughput Accounting and the Theory of Constraints applied to knowledge work that unfortunately are missing from the Kanban method.

A long time ago, the Kanban method has decided to let go of the most important science of TOC. Not so with TameFlow.

The participants will find the only framework that targets money as an objective ...  How to make money now and in the future. Relentlessly ! (Goals and missions are nice too. But you need money to make them happen.)

Who else is occupying this space ? Who is connected to the CxO to get this done?

We are the only ones.


Target Audience

Those who want to make money now and in the future to reach their goals with Kanban & the Theory of Constraints

Prerequisites for Attendees

Watch the numerous thought leadership 'Campfires with Herbie' hosted by Steve Tendon at 


Join the community  https://tameflow.com/blog/



schedule Submitted 1 year ago

  • Daniel Doiron

    Daniel Doiron / Mario Latreille - WORKSHOP - The Theory of Constraints and Throughput Accounting

    60 Mins

    Inspired from the leading book Tame Your Work Flow that I co wrote with Steve Tendon, let's twist! Twist our brains that is. On the new counter intuitive models we need to build to understand the Five Focusing Steps of the Theory of Constraints and the Cost Accounting mirages we need to destroy with the understanding if Throughput Accounting. 

    The book has received the most cherished praised from the top experts in the world in Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Throughput Accounting, FLEX, DA, Lean etc. They are right here for you to grasp: 



    TameFlow is based on destroying old mental models - cognitive biases- that prevent us from reaching our goals: making money now and in the future so that we can finance our corporate aspirations. 

  • Nico Gonzalez

    Nico Gonzalez / Ashley Beattie - The AI Learning Flow: using agile & design thinking to develop human-centric AI solutions

    40 Mins

    As Artificial Intelligence takes on a foundational role in tackling complex prediction problems, organizations are increasingly investing to adopt this technology hoping to obtain extraordinary results. However, less than 7% of AI initiatives ever reach production. Part of the challenge is that organizations drastically underestimate the inherent challenges in developing effective AI products.  While AI is often seen as a threat to replace us all, the most valuable implementations of AI within the workplace take a human-centric approach and focus on augmentation, not replacement.  

    In this talk we introduce the “AI Learning Flow”, an agile and design thinking-inspired, human-centric perspective to help teams understand and navigate the challenges inherent to AI product development.  This will help you:

    • Deeply immerse yourself into the user's context and derive insights into the prediction problems they face
    • Co-create value models with your users and stakeholders, taking accuracy economics, training data governance, prediction ethics, and judgment enhancement into consideration.
    • Continuously identify, prioritize and validate assumptions through thinly sliced experiments to minimize risk and/or uncertainty.
  • Daniel Doiron

    Daniel Doiron - Throughput Accounting : The single, solitary system thinking approach to destroying Silo mentality

    Daniel Doiron
    Daniel Doiron
    Agile Agonist
    schedule 1 year ago
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    40 Mins

    Silo, as they say, must be eliminated. But how long does it take, What is the talk? What is the walk? All approaches fail. The remedy is at the system's logical level. Science is involved.

    At the logical level, there is only one solution: TameFlow with Throughput Accounting.

    Why ? It needs to go straight to the CxO level. 

    Culture is a reflection of a company's system, which are a reflection of top management's mental models. Accounting is the most pervasive system of any company. If a culture change is contemplated, the prevailing cost accounting systems have to go.

  • Ashley Beattie

    Ashley Beattie / Fayyaz Hemani - Gamifying your Agile "AHA" moments (in times of COVID) - How we're using games to introduce Agile Fundamentals in a remote context

    40 Mins
    Experience Report

    For years the Agile community has leveraged games to playfully introduce and reinforce Agile learnings.  Whether it's the coin game, the ball-point game, getKanban or another of the myriad of Agile gaming options, the immediately relatable AHA! moments give us new perspectives and insights to apply to our day-to-day lives.

    But... we played them in person...  Which, as we all know, has become increasingly difficult in 2020.

    In this talk we will take you along with us on our journey at a large (familiar, yet un-named) financial institution where we have been developing new and innovative ways to deliver interactive, fun Agile Fundamentals training in a remote setting.

    During the talk we will interactively take trainers and learners through:
    - what we used to do vs. what we have been doing for the past 7 months
    - which games we've developed and/or modified to suit the remote setting
    - which principles flow seamlessly and which can be challenging to translate into the remote context
    - what we've learned to date and where we're still challenged

    We might even play a game or two ;)