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"CCPM" Project management approach that is part of the Theory Of Constraints (TOC) developed initially by Eliyahu Goldratt. This is YOUR COMMUNITY: PLEASE SUBMIT your links by logging in and using the SUGGEST BUTTON below.
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Critical Chain Project Management LinkedIn discussion group

Critical Chain Project Management LinkedIn discussion group | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Group created September 20th 2013.

 

The goal of this group is to discuss all aspects of CCPM:
- Planning and execution
- Resources: books, websites, presentations...
- Events: conferences, seminars, training sessions...
- Case studies and examples
- Variants according to context: Pharma, Construction...
- New ideas and evolutions
- Managerial (alignment, visual tools…)
- Cultural aspects of CCPM (attitude to commitments and uncertainties…)
- Combination with Agile, Scrum, Kanban...
- Links with standard project management best practices: PMI, Prince...
- Links with Lean (Engineering, Projects...)
- Comments on CCPM software
- Simplified CCPM for simple projects, maybe without software
- General project management issues (such as Work Breakdown structure architectural best practices) especially when CCPM has an impact
- Etc.


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I am the administrator of both this webpage you are reading and the LinkedIn group. My goal is that these 2 entities reinforce each other. News and minor/quick/simple comments here and in depth discussions in the LinkedIn discussion group.

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“Rolling Rocks Downhill” – a novel by Clarke Ching on Lean + Agile + TOC thinking applied to software development

“Rolling Rocks Downhill” – a novel by Clarke Ching on  Lean + Agile + TOC thinking applied to software development | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Rocks Downhill, a business novel in the tradition of Eli Goldratt's "The Goal", introduces Cash-Flow-Driven Development - the combination of Lean, Agile and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints thinking to software development.

 

Note: this is the FINAL version of the book, not a BETA. […] 5 out of 5 stars Amazon reviews of BETA version of this book  […] This is a great solution to the software development conflict. […] This is the equivalent of E. Goldratt's 'The Goal' in software development! The great thing about this book is that it contains both modern programming methods such as Agile and TOC's thinking process and manufacturing solution. In addition to the excellent content on methodology, it is a very good novel. I could not put it down once I started reading it. It depicts the frustrating environment of today's software developers exceedingly well. […] Brilliant , this book captures the readers in a way that no other book I have read in the past about software development. You are truly reading a novel that teaches you the principals of lean and agile software development  […] Can't wait to read the final act when it comes out. […] Clarke writes an interesting narrative that mirrors some of my earlier projects working in the auto industry. […] share in "Steve's" a-ha moments as he uncovers the hidden testing factory in his dev team. I cannot wait to read the rest of Clarke's final act  […] The best part of this business novel is how "Steve" backs in to learning Agile without Clarke ever using the term agile in the book. […] Interesting Application of TOC to Agile Development By Michael A. Dalton - Nowhere does the word Agile appear in Clarke Ching's entertaining Rolling Rocks Downhill. And that's a good thing. There's so much mental baggage around each of the various types (Extreme Programming, Scrum, Feature Driven Development,etc.) that his back to fundamentals approach is far more useful.

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I have not read it yet but knowing Clarke Ching's work this should be an important book.

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Project Management the TOC Way - Tata Management - Nov 12-13 2014 Mumbai, India

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My apologies to the organizers for my belated posting about this event.

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Premier CCPM Training Event of the New Year 2015 in USA - TOCICO via PR.com

Premier CCPM Training Event of the New Year 2015 in USA - TOCICO via PR.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

The lab, Creating a Project Factory Using CCPM: How to manage less and achieve more in projects (February 9 & 10) is being facilitated by Sanjeev Gupta, Realization Technologies Inc., and Skip Reedy of CCPM Consulting LLC., and has been developed specifically to teach managers and executives who want to create real and substantial positive change in their businesses and organizations how to do so utilizing CCPM.

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Egg before the Chicken? | Vector Consulting

Egg before the Chicken? | Vector Consulting | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Understanding why some CCPM implementations fail to deliver the promised results.By Satyashri MohantyThe logic of CCPM appeals to common sense. The damages of bad multi-tasking and “date driven” behavior are irrefutable to a logical person. Every CCPM workshop is successful in conveying the logic of the new paradigms. However actual implementations have mixed results.
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Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying TOC for Business Results by David J. Anderson

Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results

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The CIO'S Guide to Breakthrough Project Porfolio Performance: Applying the Best of Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean

Authors: Michael Hannan, Wolfram Müller, Hilbert Robinson, Maureen Hannan
[...] set of proven, harmoniously integrated techniques engineered to deliver significantly higher performance thresholds--all presented in a concise, focused manner with executive audiences in mind [...] The authors cut through the confusion and zealotry of leading improvement approaches, and distil them down to a practical set of specific techniques you can apply for maximum benefit to your IT project portfolio.

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Projects that Flow | Book by Uwe Techt

Projects that Flow | Book by Uwe Techt | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

In dynamischen Multiprojektunternehmen überschreiten Projekte nicht selten Liefertermine und Kosten oder machen Abstriche an den Spezifikationen. Wirtschaftliche Schäden für Unternehmen und deren Kunden sind die Folge. Viele Führungskräfte sind mit diesen Erfahrungen und Konsequenzen schmerzlich vertraut und versuchen mit den entstandenen Problemen bestmöglich umzugehen. Aber warum nur reagieren

 

 


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Exzellentes Buch zum Projektmanagement entsprechend der Critical Chain / Kritischen Kette.

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Less-timating - short text by Clarke Ching

Less-timating - short text by Clarke Ching | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

For my Agile and TOC friends, a neologism: Lesstimating. [...] spend considerably less time estimating, spend more time ensuring you can cope, elegantly, with the fact that your actuals will not equal your estimates. (If they did then we wouldn't call them estimates, we'd call them facts.)

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"Training and PMOs will not save your projects" 2 page artivcle by Mark Woeppel / Pinnacle Strategies

"Training and PMOs will not save your projects" 2 page artivcle by Mark Woeppel / Pinnacle Strategies | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

 […] My firm [Pinnacle Strategies] commissioned an independent research study to identify what is really making a difference in project performance, including: What are the most common PM practices used? ; Which are producing the best results? ; What practices are not?  […] Our analysis shows the main cause of these results is the reliance on the PMBOK, which emphasizes specification and control; it offers almost no guidance for executing projects. Less than 10 of the over 450 pages in the PMBOK® guide reference project execution, leaving it fully to the expertise and experience of each project manager. […]

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Why do projects fail? - 23 page eBook/PDF by Pinnacle Strategies

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Exepron CCPM software overview / teaser video | Exepron.com

Exepron CCPM software overview / teaser video | Exepron.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

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VBBM, A new buffer management approach for CCPM - 50 slide presentation by Koichi Ujigawa of Being & Co.

VBBM, A new buffer management approach for CCPM - 50 slide presentation by Koichi Ujigawa of Being & Co. | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Recently, methodologies known as “Agile” and “Kanban” are getting more popular even among those who have acquired a profound knowledge of CCPM. [...] Therefore [...] a new buffer management practice “Velocity-Based Buffer Management (VBBM)” was developed especially on the area of New Software Development, Major Upgrade and its similar project environments.

 

http://www.toc-thinktank.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/VBBM-2013.ppsx


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Japan Govt. Public Works CCPM 2007 article by Yuji Kishira | Goldratt Consulting

Japan Govt. Public Works CCPM 2007 article by Yuji Kishira | Goldratt Consulting | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) has over 500,000 small and medium-sized local construction companies. Japan expirienced a series of large scale disasters that are still fresh in public memory. The importance of public works is being actively discussed.  MLIT implemented TOC Project Management in its public construction:  Average of 20% reduction in duration compared with 28% delay in non-CCPM sites.Profit 7% up (average)Average quality points: 80 (where general average is 73)FY 2005 1 pilot runFY 2006 15 MLIT Hokkaido Pilot runsFY 2007 2523 MLIT pilots across JapanFY 2008 >4000 pilots across Japan FY 2009 >12000 all of MLIT public construction!
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Introduction to Critical Chain - 15 min video | Rob Newbold - Prochain Solutions

This is a short introduction to critical chain project management that covers what it is, why it works, and how it can benefit you.

http://www.prochain.com

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Exepron Project Management Software Workshop 9-12 Nov. 2014 Louisiana USA

Exepron Project Management Software Workshop 9-12 Nov. 2014 Louisiana USA | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Session participants will learn how to Plan, Schedule and Execute projects in Exepron, advanced real-time Project Management software. The workshop will include an introduction to the Critical Chain Project Management principles.

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One Day workshop on CCPM in Mexico City - 27th Nov 2014

Basic concepts and key implementation issues will be covered during this workshop by 3 TOC experts, Hector Debernardo, Rolando Di Silvio and Daniel Perelman.

 

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"Creating a Project Factory Using CCPM" - a 2 day workshop by Gupta and Reedy, February 2015, Arizona USA

"Creating a Project Factory Using CCPM" - a 2 day workshop by Gupta and Reedy, February 2015, Arizona USA | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Creating a Project Factory Using CCPM: How to manage less and achieve more in projects (February 9 & 10)
Facilitators: Sanjeev Gupta, Realization Technologies Inc. & Skip Reedy, CCPM Consulting LLC.
This intensive 2-day workshop will bring you the experience and the lessons learned from implementing CCPM in more than 300 organizations, in projects ranging from research and product development to construction and aircraft maintenance.
It will teach you how these organizations have designed and implemented a repeatable process for executing and managing projects, allowing them to consistently complete their projects 20% to 50% faster and with 10% to 30% lower costs. [...] Please note that is designed for managers and executives who want to change the reality rather than learn the theory. And since complicated solutions don't sustain, the workshop emphasis is on keeping it simple - even if it means sacrificing the theoretical best.

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PMI - Project Management Institute

PMI - Project Management Institute | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.
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Kanban Improved via Theory of Constraints - The TameFlow Chronologist

Kanban Improved via Theory of Constraints - The TameFlow Chronologist | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

At the Lean Kanban Netherlands 2012 conference I gave a talk entitled Enhanced Risk Management in Kanban via the Theory of Constraints, proposing how one can combine Kanban with the Theory of Constraints. In this post I will describe how I do this.

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Importance of freezing | Satyashri Mohanty

The logic of CCPM appeals to common sense. The damages of bad multi-tasking and “date driven” behavior are irrefutable to a logical person. Every CCPM workshop is successful in conveying the logic of the new paradigms. However actual implementations have mixed results.There are significant number of implementations world wide, which do not deliver any discernable improvements in lead times (reduction in inventory) and output. At the same time there are many others with huge improvements. These two categories of implementations have typical and predictable responses whenever you seek to study about the actual improvements.
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Multitasking's effect | DR. Travis Bradbury

Multitasking's effect | DR. Travis Bradbury | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

[...] Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

 

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SOLVED: How to Meet Project Due Dates without Increasing Cost! - 6 page white paper by John Thompson / Exepron

A white paper reviewing the differences between Traditional Project Management methods and software versus the Next Generation in Advanced real-time Project Management. Understand why Projects do not meet their due dates, the Critical Chain Solution to this problem, the Results and the Financial Value generated by completing more projects without increasing costs!

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2014 PM/PMI Symposium Sept 26 2014 with CCPM track | Washington DC USA

2014 PM/PMI Symposium Sept 26 2014 with CCPM track | Washington DC USA | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

The program agenda will follow four educational tracks: 

Professional DevelopmentProject Management in Government Risk ManagementCritical Chain Project Management

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Danny Walsh is the Keynote Speaker. Exepron (CCPM software provider) is an event sponsor and John Thompson will be conducting a CCPM workshop at the PMI Washington Symposium.

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Critical Chain one day training session - Paris 2nd October 2014

Critical Chain one day training session - Paris 2nd October 2014 | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

One day training IN FRENCH "Finish all your projects on time with the Critical Chain". October 9th 2014. Hosted by Philip Marris (>25 years experience of TOC) and Eric Robin (CCPM expert with >14 years experience). Participants : ArcelorMittal, Autoliv, Bosch, Dassault, Essilor, Fresenius Vial, Infineon, Inside Contactless, Jaeger LeCoultre, Merial, Nexter, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Procter & Gamble, Safran, Sappel/Diehl Metering, Seb, SKF, Socomec, Thales, Turbomeca, Veolia, Yves Rocher, ...

 

In the same series of training sessions there is a 2 day "TOC + Lean in manufacturing" also in October.

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