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The TameFlow Approach

Here we discuss about all and everything relating to the TameFlow Approach, exploring topics like The Three Foundational Patterns (Inspired Leadership, Unity of Purpose and Community of Trust) and the Four Flows (operational, financial, informational and psychological); and how the TameFlow Approach relates to, is inspired by or even uses ideas and tools from the other schools of thoughts discussed on this site. Here we also elaborate ideas about the TameFlow Organizational Performance Patterns which lay the ground of all practical applications of the TameFlow Approach.

Friends of Herbie (Theory of Constraints)

TameFlow has been heavily inspired by and uses many ideas from the Theory of Constraints. Here we can discuss about the Theory of Constraints and how it is used in the TameFlow Approach. Topics cover: General ideas of the Theory of Constraints; The Five Focusing Steps; The Logical Thinking Processes; Conflict Resolution with the Evaporating Cloud; Management decision-making with Throughput Accounting; Scheduling activities with Drum Buffer Rope (DBR); Project and portfolio management with Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM); Business strategy making with Strategies and Tactics Trees (S&T Trees); and others too.

Kanban and Lean

TameFlow has been influenced and uses many ideas from the Kanban Method and Lean. This category is for discussing the Kanban Method and Lean, and exploring how they relate to the TameFlow Approach. Here we discuss topics like: The Four Founding Principles of Kanban; The Six Core Practices of Kanban; The Nine Values of Kanban; The Kanban Lense; The Three Kanban Agendas; Upstream, Discovery and Customer Kanban; PopcornFlow; Enterprise Services Planning; The House of Lean; Jidoka; Heijunka; Kaizen; Kaikaku and Gemba

Personal Growth

While the TameFlow Approach is concerned primarily about organizational and team performance, organizations and teams are made up of individual. Therefore, in this space we will cover any topic that might help us develop and grow as individuals. Topics might include: personal health and fitness; family, friends and relationships; romance; personal finance; personal productivity; life hacks; recreation and fun; and anything that helps becoming better human beings.

Other Approaches

The TameFlow Approach can work with, and often adopts, ideas from many different approaches. This forum is for discussing any such approaches, and even others which might not relate to TameFlow directly, but that could be of interest nonetheless. Some of the topics we discuss here include: Beyond Budgeting; Core Protocols; Design Thinking; DevOps; Discovery Driven Planning; Laloux's Model of Organizational Development; Lean Startup; Patterns of Organizational Design; Pattern Theory; RightShifting; Sociocracy 3.0.

Project, Program and Portfolio Management

In this space we discuss about conventional Project, Program and Portfolio Management methods, and how they relate to the TameFlow Approach. Topics of these discussions may include: Benefits Realization methodology; Critical Chain Project Management; Critical Path; Earned Value Management (EVM); Event Chain Methodology; HERMES; Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL); ISO 21500; Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT); Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK); Projects In Controlled Environments (PRINCE2); Excellence in Project Management (XLPM - former PROPS); Projects Integrating Sustainable Methods (PRiSM).

Agile and Scrum

In this section we discuss about Agile methods, including Scrum and others, and how they relate to the TameFlow Approach. In particular, attention is on how Agile/Scrum can be used in the larger context of businesses and organizations, rather than in the limited context of software development teams where they originated.


Here we discuss about tools that can be used to manage, communicate or collaborate all work and activities that need to be performed in any organization.

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