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TLS comments by a projects expert - 1 page by Claude Emond | Project Times

TLS comments by a projects expert - 1 page by Claude Emond | Project Times | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

[…] Goldratt and his followers have done it again! This time for the world of continuous improvement management. […] business novel, “Velocity” […] a story telling about realizing rapid and significant continuous improvement results through integrating three approaches: TOC, LEAN and Six Sigma. […] So LEAN, Six-Sigma and the like do not produce good results if applied without taking care of real organisational constraints. […]  traditional approaches have us working very hard to achieve almost no improvements. This integrated approach is even trademarked as iTLS ™ […] [tls] is a major breakthrough, that has been going on for at least the last four years. Was I the only one of us sleeping through the birth of TLS? About time I woke up to Velocity!

 

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Claude Emond is one of the founders and president of Qualiscope Enterprises, a project management consulting, coaching and training firm based in Montreal, Canada.

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Claude Emond is one of the founders and president of Qualiscope Enterprises, a project management consulting, coaching and training firm based in Montreal, Canada.

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Merci pour le scoopit, Philip :)
Critical Chain Project Management
"CCPM" Project management approach that is part of the Theory Of Constraints (TOC) developed initially by Eliyahu Goldratt.
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Critical Chain training several times per year in Paris France

Critical Chain training several times per year in Paris France | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Initial training (1 day):
Why traditional project management fails. What is the Critical Chain way? The 3 components: Planning; Execution and On-going improvement. A dozen recent cases presented. Software selection. Implementation strategies.

Advanced training (1 day):
If you have followed the initial CCPM course and/or you have some experience of using Critical Chain this course is designed for you. How can we deal with "gaps" in a Critical Chain? Which granularity should be applied to tasks? How can we strengthen risk management? How do we choose the right Critical Chain, rather than only observing its existence? Do you dare to finish all your projects on time!?

Training sessions hosted by 2 renowned CCPM experts Philip Marris and Eric Robin with over 30 years of combined experience.

Over 600 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 5 years including: ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, GSK, Ipsen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lilly, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Procter & Gamble, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Schlumberger, Siemens, SKF, Thales, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace …

With Critical Chain you can simultaneously execute your projects about 40% faster, improve productivity by over 50% and finish nearly all of them on time.

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Breakthrough Project Management [CCPM+ ...] for Capital & construction projects - Conference Paris 17 Oct. 2016

Breakthrough Project Management [CCPM+ ...] for Capital & construction projects - Conference Paris 17 Oct. 2016 | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Monday 17th of October 2016.
Central Paris. 18:45.

Conference by Ian Heptinstall, co-founder of Breakthrough Project Management.

Ian Heptinstall and Robert Bolton have just published (in August 2016) The Executive Guide to Breakthrough Project Management. The book outlines an innovative approach to managing capital and construction (Capex) projects, which delivers significant and sustainable benefits to both project clients and the project supply chain. Ian Heptinstall will present the book and answer questions. Participants will receive an autographed copy of their book.

Their approach combines CCPM (Critical Chain) with a "Project Alliance" organisation.
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Stop multitasking now - Post by Angela Montgomery | Medium.com

Stop multitasking now - Post by Angela Montgomery | Medium.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

It’s not a trick, a gimmick or a quick fix recipe. It’s a way of thinking, a mindset; some would go as far as saying it’s a way of being. [...]

Abandon multi-tasking

Do it right now and do it significantly. You will see the results almost immediately and increase productivity. That’s it. That’s the one thing you can do right now to have a drastic improvement in your performance. A client of ours introduced no multi-tasking for 3 hours per day recently. ...

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Integrating Critical Chain and the PMBOK Guide - 21 page 2001 PDF by Gerry Kendall, George Pitagorsky and David Hulett

Integrating Critical Chain and the PMBOK Guide - 21 page 2001 PDF by Gerry Kendall, George Pitagorsky and David Hulett | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
[On old article but an important subject by renowned experts:
http://tocinternational.com/pdf/IntegCCPMBOK.pdf ]
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Capital and Construction project management [good] book and website | Ian Heptinstall and Robert Bolton

Capital and Construction project management [good] book and website | Ian Heptinstall and Robert Bolton | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Breakthrough Project Management has been developed by Ian Heptinstall and Robert Bolton. The idea started in 2011 when Ian was intrigued by why an innovative approach to managing projects – Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) [...] The answer boiled down to contracts. Organisations that had used CCPM to great success had direct control over most of the work done on the project. With capex and construction projects however, most of the work is outsourced. The more we looked, the more we understood the issue. CCPM requires the whole project team to work as one collaborative group,  [...] However, the usual approach in major projects to selecting and contracting with the supply base pulls the project team in a completely different direction [...] The use of collaborative selection and contracting on major projects would allow the team to use CCPM. This in turn would lead to the project being delivered much faster, using fewer resources, with a much more certain completion date, higher quality, lower risk, and at lower cost. Could CCPM be the key to making collaboration a success in the construction industries? We believe so, and our aim in writing the book was to help spread the awareness of these techniques.
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How Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Optimizes Pharma Innovation Timelines | Neuland Lads

How Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Optimizes Pharma Innovation Timelines | Neuland Lads | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

At Neuland, time taken to finish a task is reduced by 25%. The time savings comes from eliminating any delay normally caused by “student’s syndrome” (waiting until the last minute to begin) or poor multitasking.

Project plans are worked backward from the completion date, and each task is pursued using a “roadrunner” approach, [...]
To put it in concrete terms, when a well-known pharmaceutical company with 500 employees and a $2 billion annual profit began implementing CCPM, they went from having 3 project completions and 25 projects in the pipeline in the first quarter of the year to having 8 project completions and 41 projects in the pipeline in the first quarter of the following year. Several years later, they were completing more than 12 projects per quarter and had boosted due-date compliance from 55% to 80%.

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CCPM in construction | Construction Manager Magazine

CCPM in construction | Construction Manager Magazine | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
[...] the planning and execution management method Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)  [...]  has gained almost no traction in the construction sector. That is not to say that is it not applicable in construction. [...] The root causes of the problems we experience in construction projects are the same as those addressed by CCPM. Nor is it true to say that there are no successful implementations of CCPM in construction. An Indian EPC company (part of the Tata Group) reduced lead times, increased its capacity by 75%, and increased its profitability, within nine months of implementing CCPM. In the mid 1990s Harris Semiconductor built and commissioned a $250m factory in less than 30% of the industry benchmark time. In Japan, the government’s largest ministry has built CCPM into its way of working, and it is rapidly spreading by word of mouth into other parts of the public sector. ...
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Critical Chain Project Management - It's all about the team! | Playbook.com

Critical Chain Project Management - It's all about the team! | Playbook.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
[...] In summary, you can see the benefits of critical chain project management. It inspires a team approach with everyone working together to ensure the success of each individual when they are critical resources which ensures the success of the project and therefore the team. Together, everyone wins the game of product development!

Want to share the benefits of critical chain project management with your team? Download the PowerPoint presentation.
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Kanban vs. Scrum vs. Agile – Part 3: Fundamental concepts of PMI frameworks | EikosPartners.com

Kanban vs. Scrum vs. Agile – Part 3: Fundamental concepts of PMI frameworks | EikosPartners.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Adapting the Theory of Constraints for project management

It would be beneficial to deviate our discussion today away from Scrum and Kanban, and into some fundamental concepts which can directly or indirectly act as the foundation to improve processes and practices, including the aforementioned two. One of those concepts is “The Theory of Constraints” or TOC.

The TOC is a management paradigm that views systems that are straightforward to manage as limited in achieving most goals by a very small number of constraints. The assumption is that there is always at least one constraint, so the TOC uses a focusing process to identify constraints one by one, and then restructures the rest of the organization around each constraint, resolving it one by one.
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CCPM in production – 7 page 2011 article by Chauvigné, Colin and Kalev – Tudor public research institute

CCPM in production – 7 page 2011 article by Chauvigné, Colin and Kalev – Tudor public research institute | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

A. Chauvigné, J. Colin, A. Kalev Service Science Innovation Department, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg


This [2011] article presents a production follow-up model that is based on the Buffer Management models from the Theory Of Constraints (TOC). The research on the proposed model was conducted in a company that provides technology solutions for high performance systems. This plant aimed to improve its production planning and control. In this context, the TOC approach structures the thinking process to create a specific solution. [...] Furthermore, it allows the company to achieve a 50% reduction of its work in process and its Lead Time within the months following the implementation.

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TOCICO Annual Conference - Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization - Sept 18-21, Virginia, USA

TOCICO Annual Conference - Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization - Sept 18-21, Virginia, USA | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
The Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO) unites people who share a passion for win-win holistic thinking and share a vision that this will become the main way to manage organizations. The TOCICO is a global not-for-profit certification organization for TOC practitioners, consultants and academics to develop and administer certification standards, and facilitate the exchange of latest developments.
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Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Introduction Videos | Robert Richards / Stottler Henke

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Introduction Videos | Robert Richards / Stottler Henke | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Introduction & Overview videos available The titles and links to the YouTube videos are: Barcelona Forum Critical Chain Project Management Introduction ...
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Critical Chain (the novel) - Wikipedia

Critical Chain (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Like Goldratt's book , Critical Chain is written as a novel, not like a project manager's how-to guide. This book is a story about a professor trying to attain his tenure at a university's business school. The plot is used to maintain interest in the subject and provide a real life feel to the book.

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Multitasking is exhausting your brain, say neuroscientists | World Economic Forum

Multitasking is exhausting your brain, say neuroscientists | World Economic Forum | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Switching between tasks uses oxygenated glucose, which is needed to concentrate on tasks. [...]

The solution is to give up on multitasking and set aside dedicated chunks of time for each separate activity. So only check your email first thing in the morning and again at midday, or set aside 10 minutes per afternoon for Twitter. Marks also believes that technology can help protect against its own distractions, such as software interfaces that force users to take breaks every couple of hours. And when it comes to long-term projects, Levitin says you should spend 25 minutes to two hours working on the project at a time. If you attempt to multitask and spend less than 25 minutes on a challenging task, then, “you’re barely getting warmed up before you quit.”

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Conference: Critical Chain in Embraer’s Executive Jets Service MRO - Paris 5-6 oct. 2016

Conference: Critical Chain in Embraer’s Executive Jets Service MRO - Paris 5-6 oct. 2016 | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Conference in French. Presentation by Embraer of their implementation of CCPM in their MRO facility in Le Bourget airport in Paris France.
- Reduction in durations of over 40%
- Reduction in labour hours per plane of over 50%
- Perfect visibility with the Fever Chart
- Combining CCPM with Lean and the Embraer continuous improvement system

Presented by:
Sebastien Albouy, Director EMEA, Embraer Executive Jets Services
Fernando Bertrand, Head of planning, Embraer
Philip MARRIS, CEO, Marris Consulting
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Demo of Goldratt Maintenance Depot Simulation - 15 min video by Alan Barnard

This demo, presented by Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, shows the...
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Critical Chain novel - 1998 Harvard Business Review 7 page book review

Critical Chain novel - 1998 Harvard Business Review 7 page book review | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Bringing Discipline to Project Management. By Jeffrey Elton & Justin Roe.

From the March–April 1998 Issue of the Harvard Business Review


The Goal, shook up the factory floor. Will Critical Chain do the same for projects?

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Executable Project Plans - Part 2 by Kathy Austin

Executable Project Plans - Part 2 by Kathy Austin | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
We (Kendall & Austin, Advanced Multi-Project Management, J.Ross Publishing, 2012) have not heard of a single case of any organization getting predictable results from projects without having a rigorous project plan, constructed using a disciplined and consistent process. This implies that the process cannot be left up to each individual project manager to determine from their own experiences. To end up with a good end product, you must not only follow the process, but also have the right people involved in the network building process.

Part 2: How to Ensure the Correct Level of Detail in a Project Network

Hint: It’s not the lowest level of the Work Breakdown Structure!
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Improving Focus and Predictability with Critical Chain by Joe Cooper | Agellient [Good recent 2016 Point Of View]

In this webinar you will learn how chain project management (CCPM) improves project speed, quality, on-time performance, and team morale.

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Building Executable Project Plans by Kathy Austin

Building Executable Project Plans by Kathy Austin | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Note: Much of the material in this and successive project planning posts are from Advanced Multi-Project Planning: Achieving Outstanding Speed and Results with Predictability, published in 2012 by J.Ross Publishing. The materials, unless otherwise noted are copyrighted 2013-2016 by Kathleen Austin & Gerald I Kendall.

There seems to be two extremes to project planning:

“Seat of the pants” methodology: little to no documentation, possibly a list of things “to do”
Hundreds to thousands of tasks, at a level of detail that would make a detailed work instruction look like a high-level document (with times down to minutes or fractions of minutes).
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Bosch CCPM case study interview | Being Management

Bosch CCPM case study interview | Being Management | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Dr. Christian Walti (General Manager), Hans Peter Baumann (Head of Project Management and Sales Support), Jürgen Waldmann (Project Manager CCPM-Project)
Were you using project management software before you implemented Being Management?
Why did you decide to implement Being Management?
Can you tell me more about the kind of projects you work on and the way you applied BM3 to your business?
What do you like most about Being Management, what are the things that stand out for you?
Can you talk about some of the benefits that you feel that BM3 brought to your business, what kind of improvements did you see, and what was important to you?
Did you face any major challenges or any kind of obstacles in implementing BeingManagement?
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[Yet another example of problems with projects:] Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule

[Yet another example of problems with projects:] Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
The USS Gerald R. Ford--the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and the costliest U.S. warship at $12.9 billion--won’t be delivered until at least November, more than two years late.
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New Product Plans - Building Robust & Realistic Timelines by Mike Dalton | IndustryWeek.com

New Product Plans - Building Robust & Realistic Timelines by Mike Dalton | IndustryWeek.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Once you’ve decided that a new product opportunity is consistent with strategy [...] the next step is to create a robust plan and realistic timeline that your team and customers can understand and accept.

The answer to creating robust plans lies in a different approach called Critical Chain Project Management—a fundamentally different approach to projects that has allowed thousands of companies to reach as high as 95% on-time performance. CCPM takes the padding out of individual tasks and uses part of it to create a shared project buffer. The result is 25% shorter project durations, but with plans that avoids procrastination and actually protect due dates. Plans are built for rapid execution where, like a relay race, key tasks start as early as possible, people work with limited interruptions and multitasking, and the “next runner” is always ready for the handoff.

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