Theory of Constraints: A Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

People have come to realize that much of the work they do is a project with a beginning, middle and end, and that the discipline of project management offers proven methodologies and tools to get their jobs done more productively and efficiently. Think of it like the old axiom, “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.” He focused his theory on project management with another book, Critical Chain , which came out in 1997.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It is critical the right project management methodology based on project needs and avoid making common project management mistakes to drive your projects to success. Critical Path Method. Critical Chain Project Management. Critical Path Method. If you are working on a project that has many dependent tasks, then the critical path method should be your choice, as it is the only project management methodology that takes task dependency into account.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It is critical the right project management methodologies based on project needs and avoid making common project management mistakes to drive your projects to success. Critical Path Method. Critical Chain Project Management. Critical Path Method. If you are working on a project that has many dependent tasks, then the critical path method should be your choice, as it is the only project management methodology that takes task dependency into account.

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1

MPUG

Waterfall ’ is not the same as Critical Path. A true hybrid approach between ‘ adaptive project management ’ (Agile) and ‘ predictive project management ’ (like Critical Path) should exist, can exist, and does exist. In fact, you do not have to choose between Agile and Critical Path.

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

Clarizen

case studies, peer reviews, comparison matrices, demos, data sheets, and other tools to evaluate potential solutions. 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?”.

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

Clarizen

case studies, peer reviews, comparison matrices, demos, data sheets, and other tools to evaluate potential solutions. 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?”.

2018 69

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Backward Pass: A technique used in Critical Path Method (CPM) to calculate the late start and late finish dates by working backwards from the project end date. Critical Chain Method: A method for scheduling projects with uncertain deadlines and limited resources.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

Identification of roles and responsibilities upfront, work breakdown, task prioritization, recognition that people are a key factor in projects, poor communication, scope creep, no software or tools, and inflexibility. Summary: Discusses some of the issues with lean startup operations including a lack of clarity of key value proposition, issues with goal prioritization, and scope creep. Software and Tools. The 5 best project management tools for startups (Inc).

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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What to expect: Elizabeth Harrin regularly updates her blog with practical tips, information for women in project management, and honest suggestions on PM best practices and tools. Episode 057: Critical Chain Project Management. What to expect: As a Lean and Agile project management expert, Corinna Baldauf shares her knowledge to help PM professional find and fix process problems. Tools For Testing. Agile in Supply Chain w/ Michael Tibbert and Dhaval Panchal.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

MPUG

You have to find out the critical path, if you are following a critical path measurement method, or if you are following a critical chain method, that time you have to follow another approach. Satya N Dash: Now, the scheduling tool in this case is Microsoft Project.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Automated Scheduling Tool. is a situation when a certain process affects the capacity of the chain because of its limited capacity. . Critical Activities . are critical path planned activities. Critical Chain . Critical Path . Lean Project Management . is a system of approaches, principles, rules, and tools to use and be guided by in project management. is a digital tool used to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Automated Scheduling Tool. is a situation when a certain process affects the capacity of the chain because of its limited capacity. . Critical Activities . are critical path planned activities. Critical Chain . Critical Path . Lean Project Management . is a system of approaches, principles, rules, and tools to use and be guided by in project management. is a digital tool used to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

And then tying that together into a network and then applying Lean principles to designing an organization that can get stuff done. – So I can assess the capability and then use the right tool to solve the problem. – So what was fascinating about some of mine and yours early work together, I remember sitting in front of your whiteboard in your conference room, and we’re like talking about Lean and different things. – Critical chain project management?

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Webinar Recap: Two-Pass Technique with MS Project

MPUG

So I have spoken about a number of scheduling approaches, such as you have critical parts method or critical chain method. You have rolling web planning, you have on-demand scheduling or lean scheduling. That is Precedence Diagramming Method or the Critical Path Method.

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Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, Crystal, etc.), Kanban is a tool that can help you visualize work and control bottlenecks. Although sold as a book, this is more of a tool that’ll help you learn more about your team. 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.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, etc.), Although sold as a book, this is more of a tool that’ll help you learn more about your team members. Take any course in management, and you’ll hear about Toyota and how they introduced concepts such as Kanban, continuous improvement, lean, visual control, pull system, quality management, JIT, 4P, 5S, etc. The Goal / Critical Chain by Eliyahu M.