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In defense of Critical Chain

Kiron Bondale

One of the more subtle changes in the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide is the elimination of all references to Critical Chain Method (CCM).

Critical Chain Project Management


Critical Chain Project Management is a schedule network analysis technique that takes into account task dependencies, limited resources availability (people, equipment, physical space), and buffers necessary to successfully complete the project. The origin of Critical Chain.

Is everything scheduled?

Musings on Project Management

Then you've got Henry Gantt's charts, the critical path, and precedence scheduling down tight. How about "The Critical Chain" by Goldratt? Have you read the PMBok? Correct? Read a bit about Taylor and "scientific management". Excellent, then you know that people doing defined tasks are just interchangeable parts, or they were in 1910. Do you understand buffers and milestone protection? schedule

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

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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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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.

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The 5 Elements of an “Enterprise-Centric” Project Management Software Solution


However, there is a critical question that enterprises need to answer during this process, because it fundamentally determines whether their project management software experience and investment will be rewarding or regrettable: “will it fit our organization?”.

6 Ideas to Improve Your Project Resource Management


6 Definitions: Make sure you understand these six core principles of resource management – Resource Levelling, Critical Chain Planning, Resource Capacity Planning, Resource Tracking, Resource Communications, and Resource Commitments – before tackling your next project. Resource Management is all about getting the right people, equipment, and materials in the right place at the right time. This is a top challenge for project managers everywhere!

How to read a book?

Stepping Into Project Management

My recent ongoing read is The Fifth Disciplin e and Critical Chain. I love reading books, I have recently also moved to reading –eBooks and reading books online via i-pad. This post isn’t about that.

O Pareto, Pareto! Whereforth art thou Pareto?

Kiron Bondale

Last week I wrote about the elimination of Critical Chain Method (CCM) by the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition development team. Pareto Charts, which used to be called one of the Seven Basic Quality Tools in the Quality Management chapter of the previous edition have also been eliminated.

Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

In this case, would it make more sense to go for: a) Pure Critical chain or Microsoft project plan based date based approach b) Combination approach: Critical chain based planning followed by Kanban execution. Another approach is to under-allocate critical resources.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Episode 057: Critical Chain Project Management. Agile in Supply Chain w/ Michael Tibbert and Dhaval Panchal. 7 Critical Skills For Project Managers. People are gradually becoming more interested in project management as an independent topic and as a possible career.

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6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers


Critical Chain by Dr. Eliyahu M. While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them. Many engineers end up learning PM skills on the job and on their own time.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read


Each topic covers the most critical topics from the world’s top management experts, like: Porter’s five competitive forces, blue ocean strategy, the balanced scorecard, and more. Critical Chain by Eliyahu M.

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.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


It covers common methodologies like waterfall, agile, hybrid, critical path, critical chain, and six sigma as well as key considerations, the assessment process, and what to include in the evaluation.

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What Is Project Management? A Comprehensive Guide


New methodologies, such as Critical Path, Time Constraints philosophy, SCRUM, and Agile, arrived and gained popularity. This is critical if you want to improve going forward. Critical Path Method? —?First, Project management plays a role in almost every aspect of our lives.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read


Each topic covers the most critical articles from the world’s top management experts, like: strategy and the five competitive forces by Michael Porter, building a vision by Collins and Porras, blue ocean strategy by Kim and Mauborgne, and the balanced scorecard by Kaplan and Norton.