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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). Scrum incorporates this principle by focusing team efforts on sprint goals and commitments and not just on individual tasks.

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

Scrum Methodology. What It Is: Scrum is a short “sprint” approach to managing projects. The scrum methodology is It’s ideal for teams of no more than 10 people, and often is wedded to two-week cycles with short daily meetings, known as daily scrum meetings. It’s led by what is called a Scrum master.


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RIP Critical Chain?  


Critical chain is not dead, but after many years of it being the primary technique for analyzing schedules and prioritizing tasks, there’s a better alternative today. A typical Gantt chart could easily have hundreds of similar dependencies, and the critical chain analysis helped distinguish one from the other.

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Project Management Framework Types, Key Elements & Best Practices

Some common ones include scrum , the waterfall methodology , PRINCE2 and more. Popular ones include PRINCE2, CCPM (critical chain project management), scrum (primarily used in development environments) and the waterfall methodology. Project Framework vs. Project Methodology. This can be a common source of confusion.

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies


Scrum Framework. Scrum, based on empiricism, is a framework that helps the team to work together to solve complex problems. Scrum framework is applied where there are fewer people, not more than 10, and often bounded to 2 to 4 weeks cycles. They collaborate everyday with short meetings called daily scrum meetings.

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How to pick a project management methodology

Moira Alexander

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. Scrum (named after rugby) is a part of the agile framework and is also iterative in nature.

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Project Management Techniques That Deliver Results


The “scrum team”–a phrase coined after the popular rugby football huddle–would work aggressively on specific assignments in a short period, much like sprinting to the finish line. While this planning and management technique employs a lot of strategies, perhaps one of the most important to highlight is the daily scrum meetings.