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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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What is a Fever Chart? 4 minute summary by Philip Marris

What is a Fever Chart, the iconic KPI of the Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) approach? In this video Philip Marris, CEO of Marris Consulting, explains how…
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The Critical Chain Method - 5 page descriptive article by Fabio Labrini | wiki.doing-projects.org

The Critical Chain Method - 5 page descriptive article by Fabio Labrini | wiki.doing-projects.org | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Written by Fabio Labrini. The Critical Chain method in Project Management(CCPM) is a method to plan, execute, manage, and control both single and multi projects, which emphasizes the effects of resource allocation and activity duration uncertainty. It has demonstrated over the past 10 years its ability to significantly reduce the duration of projects, to ensure that projects are completed on time, and to increase resource productivity.[...] The Critical Chain method mainly differs from the traditional methodologies* on the attention it places on the resource availability, and flexibility of starting time rather than task order and strict scheduling. In this paper, with traditional methods it is referred to The Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program evaluation and review technique (PERT)

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The Myth of Multitasking - Short book review by Jack Vinson

The Myth of Multitasking - Short book review by Jack Vinson | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done by Dave Crenshaw is a nice, quick read and covers some familiar ground for people who talk about multitasking and the sorry effects of high work-in-process (WIP) for people and their businesses. The story is of working with a busy executive...

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Executing and Managing Projects - Webinar by expert Kathy Austin | Organized by TOCICO

Executing and Managing Projects - Webinar by expert Kathy Austin | Organized by TOCICO | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
25% of the challenge in multi-project systems is planning and scheduling; 75% of the challenge lies in executing and managing those projects. With the most potential for the benefits of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), they also have the biggest paradigm shifts in behaviors. However, there are few conference talks or webinars detailing how to properly execute and manage projects.
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Kathy Austin is a recognized Critical Chain world expert. Co-author of the (bestselling CCPM textbook): Advanced Multi-Project Management: Achieving Outstanding Speed and Results with Predictability

https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Multi-Project-Management-Outstanding-Predictability-ebook/dp/B07CTZW9V5/ref=sr_1_7

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ProChain Solutions - Critical Chain Software provider

ProChain Solutions - Critical Chain Software provider | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
We provide the best solutions to meet the needs of large project organizations looking for increased speed, reliability, and quality.
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Critical Chain Method - Summary by Sarah Hoban | TheDigitalProjectManager.com

Critical Chain Method - Summary by Sarah Hoban | TheDigitalProjectManager.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
We define the critical chain method and cover the differences between critical chain and critical path. It also explains how to use critical chain with an example.

Who cares about the critical chain method, amirite? If you’re like me, you assume critical chain project management (CCPM) is an esoteric methodology that doesn’t matter much, [...] This is what I thought too until I realized that as a practicing project manager, I’ve been using some form of the critical chain method throughout my career—and I didn’t even know it. If you’re new to CCPM or need a refresher, this guide defines the critical chain method and explains how to use it in a real-world example.

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Complete factory layout change in 6.5 days using Critical Chain - A case study presented by Safran Electronics and Defense

Complete factory layout change in 6.5 days using Critical Chain - A case study presented by Safran Electronics and Defense | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Safran Electronics & Defense in France is a factory of 400 people that make Flight Control Systems. [...] Convinced that the situation was critical, they decided to deploy Theory of Constraints. This reduced the Work In Progress by over 85%. They then decided to change the plant layout, simplifying the production flow and organizing machines by product families. The target of the new layout was to help in further reduce lead times, simplifying the flow of parts and increasing global productivity… Around 48 machines needed to be moved without disturbing the production flow.

 

Guillaume Brethenoux, Maintenance Manager in charge of this project used the Critical Chain Project Management approach to challenge the initial planning of 5 weeks and eventually achieve the reengineering of the shop floor in… 6,5 days!

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Webinar CAPEX Projects and Layout Changes with Critical Chain - 5th April by Philip Marris

Webinar CAPEX Projects and Layout Changes with Critical Chain - 5th April by Philip Marris | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Discover how to shorten the duration of CAPEX projects and layout changes with the Critical Chain Project Management approach. Tuesday April 5th 2022. Presented by Philip Marris. With several recent examples. 4:30pm Paris time CEST = 10:30am New York EDT.

Factories must often modify their layouts, install a big new machine, install entire new production lines to improve their flow of parts or modernize their facilities. Modifying a plant layout or leading an important CAPEX project requires strong project management skills. The cost and disturbance of finishing late are significant and quite easy to calculate (lost sales). […] Coordination of many departments (Engineering, Production, Purchasing, Methods, Supply Chain). Many subcontractors are often involved.  There are often space and co-activity constraints (2 tasks that cannot be done at the same time). And, of course, top management wants it all done very quickly. …

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Flow-Based Project Scheduling - Free 90 min Masterclass by Sanjeev Gupta

Flow-Based Project Scheduling - Free 90 min Masterclass by Sanjeev Gupta | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Join this highly informative virtual masterclass to explore flow-based scheduling that allows you to deliver projects on time, even in an imperfect world.
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5 cases of Critical Chain by Philip Marris - 35 mins video | Critical Chain 2020 conference by TOCICO

5 cases of Critical Chain by Philip Marris - 35 mins video | Critical Chain 2020 conference by TOCICO | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

5 recent examples of Critical Chain used in a variety of industries. Gold mining: large Capex project; process maintenance and mobile equipment MRO. Business Jet maintenance: boosting the performance of the market leader. Pharmaceutical industry: large Capex project and multiple process upgrades. Arterial implants world leader: the portfolio of all their major improvement initiatives. Covid-19 respiratory tests: speeding up product development to save lives.


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Amdocs shares their results of implementing Critical Chain - 55 min 2014 Realization conference

Amdocs Customer Experience Systems Customized SW Development for Telecommunications By Shalom Passy, Executive VP Before: Market pressure to reduce cost an
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Quick and Easy: The Difference between Critical Chain And Critical Path | InLoox blog

Quick and Easy: The Difference between Critical Chain And Critical Path | InLoox blog | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Critical chain, critical path - what's the difference between these two project management methods? That's exactly what we're going to examine briefly in this blog post.
The critical chain is a resource-oriented method and represents the longest chain of tasks, taking into account limited resources and is used with the aim of achieving the minimum project duration. The critical chain planning is not only about determining what to do and when to do it, but who actually does it. The critical chain method brings these two new thoughts to project planning:

No Multitasking is not allowed!
There are no individual buffers!

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Introduction to project Flow Management | 47 min. webcast of Sanjeev Gupta

LinkedIn Live Session with Sanjeev Gupta, Founder & CEO, Realization Technologies, about this new technique of Flow Management in projects. Companies that have implemented flow management in their projects are able to complete their projects 25%-40% faster.

Host: Project Control Academy

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Excerpt of the Goldratt Strategy & Tactic for Project Management Environments - 7 mins - By Eliyahu Goldratt | Vimeo

Using the TOC solutions to Project Management environments allows companies and individuals to become effective and efficient, and even to build a decisive competitive edge!
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Critical Chain Quiz | Critical-Chain-Projects.com

Critical Chain Quiz | Critical-Chain-Projects.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Test your understanding about Critical Chain Project Management thanks to our 10-question quiz. Results and explanations are directly available at the end of the quiz.

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A very popular quiz.

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Flow-based Scheduling lecture by Sanjeev Gupta for Masters in Industrial Program Management | University of Birmingham, UK

Flow-based Scheduling lecture by Sanjeev Gupta for Masters in Industrial Program Management | University of Birmingham, UK | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Guest lecture by Sanjeev Gupta. Flow-Based Scheduling and control can unearth significant and underappreciated potential to improve the performance of projects in execution. The only catch it may involve changing our tried and trusted methods. In this guest lecture, Sanjeev Gupta shares his recent ideas about the fundamental value scheduling and control brings, the root causes of performance problems on projects, and how these can be overcome.

Ian Heptinstall, Sanjeev Gupta and John Dyson

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You can also follow the curator of this Scoop it, Philip Marris, on Twitter | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
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Webinar CAPEX Projects and Layout Changes with Critical Chain - 5th April by Philip Marris

Webinar CAPEX Projects and Layout Changes with Critical Chain - 5th April by Philip Marris | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Discover how to shorten the duration of CAPEX projects and layout changes with the Critical Chain Project Management approach. Tuesday April 5th 2022. Presented by Philip Marris. With several recent examples. 4:30pm Paris time CEST = 10:30am New York EDT.

 

This is a 58 second video teaser.

 

Free registration is here: https://www.marris-consulting.com/en/conferences/webinar-capex-projects-and-layout-changes-with-critical-chain 

 

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Let's make late projects a thing of the past - article by Sanjeev Gupta | BusinessToday.in

Let's make late projects a thing of the past - article by Sanjeev Gupta | BusinessToday.in | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Sanjeev Gupta is CEO of Realization Technologies a project management software provider.

[...] Consider traffic for example. The objective is to keep overall traffic flowing instead of worrying about individual vehicles. Increasing traffic flow is not about getting faster cars on the road. It's about regulating the flow, by pacing the entry of cars onto highways. If you reduce the number of vehicles on a jammed highway just by 20%, you increase the speed from 5 kmph to 50 kmph. The number of vehicles that complete their journey within a given window also increases tenfold, and everyone gets to their destination much faster. […]Coupled with intelligent "traffic" signals to manage priority conflicts when unplanned incidents occur, it keeps projects moving toward completion at full speed. This technique for improving project delivery is not just an idea. Based on an Israeli physicist's Theory of Constraints, it has been successfully used in India by organisations like L&T, NTPC, JSPL, GRSE, Vardhman Fabrics, Vikram Solar, CenturyPly, and Wonder Cement. ...

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Critical Chain Project Management - 19 minute summary by Ian Heptinstall

In this introduction I describe the three core 'rules' of CCPM, that tackle the primary causes of inefficiency in traditionally-managed projects: 1. Focused work and reduced multi-tasking; 2. Aggregated Safety & 3. Buffer Management. Combined, these allow you to deliver the same project, with the same people, significantly faster and using less effort.

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Eliyahu Goldratt - 1h32 on Critical Chain Project Management CCPM

Eliyahu Goldratt - 1h32 on Critical Chain Project Management CCPM | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Eliyahu Goldratt discusses how to improve project management using Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). 1h32 audio with slides. Date unknown.

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Aurora CCPM software by Stottler Henke used by General Dynamics Electric Boat (USA submarines)

Aurora CCPM software by Stottler Henke used by General Dynamics Electric Boat (USA submarines) | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Aurora is being leveraged by General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) for the scheduling of various aspects of submarine construction. With this, EB is provided with intelligent scheduling capabilities not available in other project management software. The AI-based systems streamline EB’s large-scale production scheduling. Production tasks are prioritized by balancing resource capacities with manufacturing requirements and constraints. The result is a dynamic schedule that adapts to real-time production variability, as well as the injection of unexpected new work. This allows EB to execute the plan as efficiently as possible.
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Critical Chain Way on LinkedIn

Critical Chain Way on LinkedIn | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

A linkedIn thread dedicated to the Critical Chain Way. Critical Chain Project Management: finish all your projects on time, twice as fast and do twice as many | Critical Chain Project Management is the Theory Of Constraints' way of managing projects.

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CCPM and Construction Projects Necessary but not Sufficient? - Ian Heptinstall conference PDF + 40 min. video - March 2017 Helsinki

CCPM and Construction Projects Necessary but not Sufficient? - Ian Heptinstall conference PDF + 40 min. video - March 2017 Helsinki | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Why is CCPM application in the field of construction and capital (‘capex’) projects very limited? Wasn’t CCPM developed at the request from this industry? Wasn’t one of the first successes before the book was published on road construction? And the industry certainly suffers from the UDEs that CCPM was developed to overcome. Ian’s early career was in this industry, and he was initially baffled as to why the take up of CCPM had been so slow. In this presentation, he will share his analysis of the problem, and will suggest how to overcome the core problem he has identified. [Ian Heptinstall proposes Project Alliancing as a complement]
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Commitments in uncertain environments - Quote by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt

Commitments in uncertain environments - Quote by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

"Bearing in mind the high level of uncertainty, how come that before the execution of a project begins we find ourselves giving concrete commitments - agreeing on detailed content, budget and due date?"

Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt - Project Management the TOC Way, Chapter 2.

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