7 good reasons to attend the Logical Thinking Process training

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The Logical Thinking Process training is delivered by Bill Dettmer, a recognized expert within the community of Theory of Constraints. Bill has worked with Eli Goldratt and other prominent ToC community members.


The most recent European training session took place in June 2018 in Paris France, in the premises of Marris Consulting. A new session is planned at the same place in June 2019.


 1. Meet Bill Dettmer


The first benefit of this training is to meet, listen, learn and benefit from personalized advice from Bill Dettmer. Bill is a recognized expert within the community of Theory of Constraints, author of eight books and numerous articles, “father” of this wonderful tool called the Goal Tree.

Bill is also an excellent teacher and extraordinary storyteller, often illustrating the educational contributions with hilarious anecdotes.


2. A pragmatic approach


The Logical Thinking Process and supporting tools demand users’ rigor and use a scientific approach to solve problems. The underlying logic suffers no deviation, but that is nearly all about being directive.

The proposed overall approach remains pragmatic, graphic outlines and color codes for example are suggested, not mandatory. Even the use of all the tools is not mandatory, their choice should fit the purpose of the users, as long as the logical relationships that structure them are kept as they should be.

It is really the way of thinking and the results that matter, not the look of the outcomes.


3. Work on the ambitions and / or actual problems


The training alternates between theory and practice and it is not based on case studies, but on real problems that participants are encouraged to bring with them. Conversely, having a  (complex) problem to solve is a prerequisite to attend the training.

Note: it can be the rollout of a strategy, hence the mentioned “ambition”

A real benefit for participants is to get personalized advice from Bill as he will scrutinize and correct each of the real-case exercises.


4. Benefit from the group effect


Participants are actors and spectators, presenters and scrutinizers in turn. Everyone therefore benefits from the collective experience as well as from the sum of individual experiences during the practical exercises.


5. A dense training course of a suitable format


Training is dense, former trainees testify of this intense experience going through concepts and tools, exercises and practice in brisk pace. However, the format chosen - two times three days separated by a weekend - is adapted and validated by the experience of all the sessions led by Bill worldwide.

Greater dilution impairs learning and the six days spread over two weeks minimize the effects of the absence of the participants in their organizations.


6. The certificate of mastery


Bill issues a certificate of mastery in his name, a credential that the holder has acquired the sufficient mastery of the principles and tools to use them properly, according to Bill’s criteria. The awarding of this certificate is nothing complacent as Bill explains; by signing his name he engages his own reputation and will not certify insufficiently qualified persons with his endorsement.


7. Network with the alumni


Participants of a training session will have plenty of occasions to know each other better: lunch, diners, even a common tour in Paris on the weekend. After the training course, participants will be invited to get in touch, meet and network with the alumni, expanding the community of the Logical Thinking Process.  


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7 good reasons to attend the LTP training

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Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean & ToC training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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