Finding constraints is a big picture activity and there are common patterns Truth #3 – Theory of Constraints Ramifications . It can take a couple of years for a sown constraint to manifest in software; therefore, it is critical that software leaders take a long view of their team’s work!
“I’m working on the quarter 3 years from now” – Jeff Bezos
Hunting Constraints is a Big Picture Activity – management must encourage the team to proactively address constraints prior to them presenting as a problem!
Discovery is a Stubborn Constraint – since you can’t blow it away, you must optimize around it by implementing framework that facilitates discovery!
Common Reoccurring Constraints – there are patterns of common constraints that can be- and should be actively addressed rather than waiting for change adoptions to backup!
Let’s examine some of these common, addressable constraints on the next 2 slides

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