Critical Chain Project Management
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Critical Chain in MRO in the Marine Corp. USA - 6 min.

The United States Marine Corps Story - Implementing Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) in a complex Military MRO Environment.
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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.
Curated by Philip Marris
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ABS Jets Critical Chain implementation - Interview of Technical Director Thierry Barré - 8 min video

ABS Jets Critical Chain implementation - Interview of Technical Director Thierry Barré - 8 min video | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
ABS Jets in Prague implemented Critical Chain Project Management to further boost it's already excellent MRO performance. As a results the Turn Around Times were dramatically reduced. Thierry Barré the Technical Director of ABS Jets in Prague is interviewed by Philip Marris, CEO of Marris Consulting.
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Critical Chain Project Management - What is this powerful approach? - Article in LinkedIn | Marris Consulting

Critical Chain Project Management - What is this powerful approach? - Article in LinkedIn | Marris Consulting | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
The Critical Chain approach appeared in the late 1990s. Today it is used by thousands of companies around the world: Boeing, Procter & Gamble, Lilly, NASA, Medtronic, US Air Force, Siemens, Louis Vuitton, Mazda .
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Caught in a Time Wrap! [Large construction projects and CCPM article] | Vector Consulting Group

Caught in a Time Wrap! [Large construction projects and CCPM article] | Vector Consulting Group | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Large construction and erection projects seem to have a dubious record – most of them are delayed with significant cost overruns. The problem of delayed projects is well documented in statistics released by various government agencies, not only in India but also in countries like US and Japan. While statistics in public domain are mostly that of work executed by government agencies but the story in private sector is equally bad. Not much statistics is available in public domain. We at Vector Consulting Group have come across many organizations which have a perfect record – never in the history have they ever delivered a large capital project on initially committed due date with full scope, while being within budget. The ones which claim to be on-time is mostly on revised due dates. It is not that all projects are delayed. However a highly successful project, delivered ahead of time while being within budget is such a rare event that it usually ends up as a newspaper item.

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What Are The Top 10 Causes of Project Management Failures? | BizManualz.com

What Are The Top 10 Causes of Project Management Failures? | BizManualz.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

[...] I would suggest implementing Critical Chain management to take more control over these buffers and prevent causes of project management failures. [...]

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Critical Chain Project Management - What is this powerful approach? - LinkedIn article by Philip Marris

Critical Chain Project Management - What is this powerful approach? - LinkedIn article by Philip Marris | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

The Critical Chain approach appeared in the late 1990s, today it is used by thousands of companies around the world: Boeing, Procter & Gamble, Lilly, NASA, Medtronic, US Air Force, Siemens, Louis Vuitton, Mazda ... The results obtained by traditional methods of project management, such as the Critical Path method, are disappointing. Too often, there are significant delays and budget overruns. Philip Marris, founder and CEO of Marris Consulting, explains in this article how this innovative and alternative method works. How does Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) work?

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Forgotten tasks and Critical Chain | Chris Hohmann

Forgotten tasks and Critical Chain | Chris Hohmann | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

[...] project management keeps failing to consistently deliver on time and within costs. The usual suspects for these failures are called uncertainties, that ever growing safety margins are unable to absorb.

Surprisingly, a closer look to the reasons to miss the due dates shows that variability and uncertainties are in the Pareto’s tail with the trivial few, while forgotten or unforeseen tasks are the main causes of delays. Explanations. The Pareto diagram or analysis I refer to is the one built upon the analysis of buffer consumption in Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). In a nutshell, ...

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 PMI webinar in Spanish Jan 24 2019 - Buenas Prácticas en la Gestión de Proyectos de la Cadena de Suministros by Alfredo Armijos | ProjectManagement.com

 PMI webinar in Spanish Jan 24 2019 - Buenas Prácticas en la Gestión de Proyectos de la Cadena de Suministros by Alfredo Armijos | ProjectManagement.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Buenas Prácticas en la Gestión de Proyectos de la Cadena de Suministros

Jan 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

Presenter: Alfredo Armijos

La gestión de proyectos de la cadena de suministros (SCM) es una disciplina muy compleja que incluye una serie de procesos y servicios, específicos y concretos, que juega un papel central, con la finalidad de proporcionar soluciones viables para que cada proyecto relacionada a ...

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How to execute a project with CCPM - 20 minute video | Marris Consulting

How to execute a project with CCPM - 20 minute video | Marris Consulting | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

In this third episode of a 4-video series about Critical Chain Project Management, Philip Marris explains how to execute projects with CCPM : How to set priorities, Visual management and the Fever Chart, Project portfolio management

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EVM & CCPM integration by Essam Mahamed Lofty | PM World Journal

EVM & CCPM integration by Essam Mahamed Lofty | PM World Journal | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

The goal of this technical paper is to:

- Make  the  case  for  using  a  scheduling  technique  that  considers  uncertainties  and natural   variability   that   may   impact   the   project   activities, especially   in   the construction field.

- Highlight hidden risks of using earned value management only.

- Make  the  case  for  implementing  an  integrated  model  of  earned  value  management with  critical  chain  project  management  that  gives  better  early  warnings  to  project management  teams  about  any  possible  impact  on  the  project  completion  date  and budget.

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From Goal Tree to project Work Breakdown Structures. Yes but | Chris Hohmann

From Goal Tree to project Work Breakdown Structures. Yes but | Chris Hohmann | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

I use to say that one of the benefits of the Goal Tree is to provide a project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to roll out the project, or the Goal Tree to be used ahead of a new project planning to ensure that no step was forgotten. With experience accumulating, I can confirm this to be true, yet with some moderation.

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Network Thinking: Building Cooperation For The Digital Age | e3zine.com

Network Thinking: Building Cooperation For The Digital Age | e3zine.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

[...] There are various techniques for managing projects, but few achieve the level of reliability offered by the Critical Chain algorithm developed by Eliyahu Goldratt. Long adopted by aerospace and military for its effectiveness, Critical Chain schedules projects based on real availability, i.e. finite capacity. ...

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The Critical Chain Method as a Project Management Strategy | Saviom.com

The Critical Chain Method as a Project Management Strategy | Saviom.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Keen to explore a distant cousin of Project Management techniques? Read all about the highly practical but seldom used Critical Chain method!
Philip Marris's insight:

Once again this post proposes to "cut the task duration estimated by 50%". I [the curator of this CCPM news website] strongly disagree. It is far better to teach the actors the concepts of CCPM and then ask them to propose their own estimates of their "focused" task durations. The result will be the same is not better; durations will on average be cut by at least 50%. But the reason for doing it in this way, bottom up, is that it ensures buy in.

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Theory of Constraints, A Guide for Project Managers | ProjectManager.com

Theory of Constraints, A Guide for Project Managers | ProjectManager.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
The theory of constraints is a methodology to remove obstacles that limit output. To this point, it's been mostly used in manufacturing, but you can apply it to project management too. Here's how.
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How to Mitigate Risk at the Project Portfolio Level by Daniel Doiron | Kanbanize.com

How to Mitigate Risk at the Project Portfolio Level by Daniel Doiron | Kanbanize.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Learn how to allocate people and resources in order to mitigate risk, act on relative criticalities and optimize your capacity to its fullest extent.

[...] Few people know that it is possible to use CCPM’s buffers for explicit risk management in Kanban. Just to be on the same page, by CCPM I mean critical chain project management. ...

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CCPM job opportunity: Intel in Bangalore, KA

CCPM job opportunity: Intel in Bangalore, KA | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Job Description
MIG Project Analyst Team is seeking a Project Analyst to support planning & tracking of IP development [...]  responsibilities will include implementing and maintaining project management systems, tracking progress against plans, developing/publishing metrics & dashboards, and performing analysis in the areas of critical chain project management, ...

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How to plan a project with CCPM | Marris Consulting

How to plan a project with CCPM | Marris Consulting | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

In this second episode of a 4-video series about Critical Chain Project Management, Philip Marris explains how to plan projects with CCPM :

  • Dynamic schedules,
  • Critical Chain identification (differences with Critical Path),
  • Reduction of tasks durations,
  • Insertion of project buffers and feeding buffers,
  • Robust and useful schedules.
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CCPM job opportunity: Lilly, Indianapolis, USA

CCPM job opportunity: Lilly, Indianapolis, USA | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Pharma Project Management - Fixed Duration

Facilitate and Support Asset Strategy and Delivery through Project Management Tools and Processes &

Application/Improvement of Processes (Shared Learning)

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2019 TOC annual conference - Chicago, USA, 14-17th July

2019 TOC annual conference - Chicago, USA, 14-17th July | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
The 2019 TOCICO International Conference is your chance to share the results of your “Productivity Journey” with the global TOC community, and to learn more about which TOC solution is the natural next step for you and your corporate team as you continue on your path to “The Goal” and ultimate success.
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In defense of Critical Chain by Kiron Bondale | ProjectManagement.com

In defense of Critical Chain by Kiron Bondale | ProjectManagement.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

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).

The rationale for this excision was not provided [...] so I can only speculate that this might have resulted from the desire of the volunteer standards committee to cover commonly used tools and techniques for schedule development, and with the addition of agile release planning perhaps CCM became an easy sacrificial lamb. ...

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Realization case studies | Realization.com

Realization case studies | Realization.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
View Realization's Engineering and New Product Design customer videos, case studies and results from implementing Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) and Concerto.
Philip Marris's insight:

Realization is one of the pioneers of CCPM software. It has therefore accumulated a long list of clients.

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ProChain Case Studies | ProChain.com

ProChain Case Studies | ProChain.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
We take great pride in the results we have achieved with our clients. We also understand the value of our Critical Chain approach and the strategic advantage it provides our clients. Therefore, we are very careful to protect sensitive information about our clients and the results they achieve.
Philip Marris's insight:

ProChain is one of the pioneers of CCPM software. It has therefore accumulated an impressive list of clients.

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Amdocs' Critical Chain implementation - 4 mins.

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This is a 2013 video about Amdocs' Critical Chain implementation.

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How to plan a project with CCPM | Marris Consulting

How to plan a project with CCPM | Marris Consulting | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

NEW Critical Chain video. It is a 25 minute summary of part of the Critical Chain Project Management training course that we run very frequently. It is the second module in a series of 4. In this video I explain how to plan projects with CCPM: dynamic schedules; Critical Chain identification (and differences with Critical Path); reduction of tasks durations; insertion of project buffers and feeding buffers and why CCPM provides robust high performance schedules.

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Beyond the Agile vs. Waterfall Debate | FortezzaConsulting.com

Beyond the Agile vs. Waterfall Debate | FortezzaConsulting.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

[...] we strongly encourage everyone to experiment with your own techniques that might help apply one or more Guiding Principles in practice. For our consulting clients, for example, we pull from a total of eleven techniques, spanning four separate bodies of knowledge, and call the resulting method “ACCLAIM,”™ an abbreviation for Accelerated Critical Chain, Lean, Agile Integration Method. For those who may be curious to learn more, we discuss in greater detail nine of these techniques in our best-selling book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.

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Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) by E. Goldratt | ToolsHero.com

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) by E. Goldratt | ToolsHero.com | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

This article explains Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), developed by Eliyahu Goldratt in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful project management tool.

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