Build resilient systems at scale
May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA

Teams are systems too: The theory of constraints in action

Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
2:40pm–3:20pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Location: Ballroom CD
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(3.44, 16 ratings)
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I once managed an international consulting team, and had a hallelujah moment when I saw how to apply what I’d learned about system performance optimization to the team, and vice versa. Much of the inspiration came from Eli Goldratt’s book The Goal. This is a story about learning to see the team, company, customers, and work through new eyes. I’ll discuss many of the concrete changes I made as a result, mostly in my own behavior. I’ll share what worked and what didn’t, and focus on the human side of things.

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Baron Schwartz


Baron is founder and CEO of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production MySQL serves are doing. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and a variety of open-source software.