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Procrastination (See: manage slack)

Musings on Project Management

Do you understand the concept of schedule buffers and the critical chain methodology? Are you a procrastinator? Do you manage schedule? Do you think of yourself as a risk manager? Then, you'll understand that handling your tendency to put things off, and managing slack and schedule buffers are not that much different. In fact, what I see most of the time is managers wasting slack by doing a Project Management risk schedule

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


5 – Critical Path. Critical path is a step-by-step method that works well for projects that have tasks which are dependent on one another. With the critical path managing style, interdependent activities are easily managed. 8 – Critical chain.

How to pick a project management methodology

Moira Alexander

Critical Path Method (CPM) is a step-by-step methodology used for projects with interdependent activities. It outlines critical and non-critical activities by calculating the “longest” (on the critical path) and “shortest” (float) time to complete tasks to determine which activities are critical and which are not. Think of project management (PM) methodologies as blueprints, step-by-step instructions that guide your team on how to build a successful project.

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New PM Articles for the Week of October 3 – 9

Practicing IT Project Manager

Peter Taylor gives us a primer on the PMO as a source of standard processes and then follows up with six more critical lessons for PMO success. Andrew Huckey shows how to apply Critical Chain project management techniques to optimize the family’s morning routine.

Case Study: Rex Materials Group Uses LiquidPlanner to Optimize Entire Value Chain


Kohl applied Theory of Constraints and Critical Chain management techniques to the problem—the most effective way to re-architect how the company approached the multitude of steps leading up to the manufacturing phase of each project.