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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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Fixing airplanes twice as fast with Critical Chain - Embraer presentation - TOCPA Paris March 2018- 26 mins

Fixing airplanes twice as fast with Critical Chain - Embraer presentation - TOCPA Paris March 2018- 26 mins | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Fixing planes twice as fast with Critical Chain Project Management. Presentation by Embraer on how they went from 9 weeks for Check-C type operations to 5 weeks (Turn Around Time reduced by 40%) while simultaneously reducing labour per job by 50%. 26 minute video of the TOCPA Paris conference in Paris in March 2018 by Fernando Bertrand, Planning Manager, Embraer Executive Jets Services in Paris Le Bourget, France in charge of EMEA Embraer business jets fleet.

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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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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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 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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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.
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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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Project constraints discussed by Sanjeev Gupta and Philip Marris - 8 min. video

Project constraints discussed by Sanjeev Gupta and Philip Marris - 8 min. video | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

Sanjeev's brief summary of what (Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is. His answer: "focus and finish". Since CCPM is part of the Theory of Constraints (ToC), where are the constraints in project management? 

Answer:
A) The Critical Chain of the project
B) One category of the resources used
C) The combination of A) and B)
D) The market demand

Normally the most logical way to identify a constraint in a project management environment is to identify the longest queues. In case B) when in a portfolio management situation it is quite often the case that 1 to 4 key people are the capacity constraint in an organization with hundreds of people. These key ...

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Critical Chain software comparison | Marris Consulting

Critical Chain software comparison | Marris Consulting | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
We carried out a comparative analysis of the functionalities of the various project management softwares for critical chain planning.
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Why Can't Developers Estimate Time? | Patchspace.co.uk

Why Can't Developers Estimate Time? | Patchspace.co.uk | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

... By far the best explanation I've read of variability and how to exploit it for value is Don Reinertsen's Principles of Product Development Flow, which is pretty much the adopted "PatchSpace Bible" for day-to-day process management. And when I say "by far the best", I mean by an order of magnitude above pretty much everything else I've read, apart from the Theory of Constraints literature. ...

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3rd Aviation MRO Summit - Frankfurt, 22-23 November 2018

3rd Aviation MRO Summit - Frankfurt, 22-23 November 2018 | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

... Aviation MRO Summit that will take place on 22-23 November 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. The event will emphasize the meaning of connectivity and new technologies [...] The purpose of the conference is to create a perfect atmosphere conducive to developing strategies and learning new technologies for future success, while encouraging active networking.

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Includes a presentation by Embraer of a very successful CCPM implementation with 50% reduction in durations and >40% increase in mechanics' productivity.

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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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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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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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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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One of the best Theory Of Constraints websites in the world by Kelvyn Youngman

One of the best Theory Of Constraints websites in the world by Kelvyn Youngman | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

"Kelvyn Youngman has done the organizational world an invaluable – no, indispensable – service with this web site.  This is the first comprehensive, truly system-level look at the Theory of Constraints." One of the website's recommendations by  H. William Dettmer, recognized Expert in TOC, author of 4 bestselling TOC books.


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Philip Marris's comment, August 13, 2013 10:16 AM
This website is regarded by many people as one of the best in quality and quantity concerning the Theory Of Constraints. It is administered by Kelvyn Youngman
Philip Marris's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:42 PM

To quote from his website: "I spent quite some time living in Japan working within a large corporation that was both a batch manufacturer and a significant supplier to Toyota.  Their batch production mode had always caused them to decline “offers” from Toyota to improve their process and timeliness (but not their products which were in every sense of the word “World Class”).  However, together, we were able through Theory of Constraints to produce very significant improvements within a very short period of time.  Results that were significant enough to be reported in the national business press and also national television.

Let me say that I have deep respect for the fundamental techniques of Japanese kaizen, and of Toyota in particular.  Let me also say that I am not ignorant of Lean nor of its predecessors; World Class Manufacturing, Just-in-time, and so forth.  But there is something that is wrong with Lean (and Six Sigma) and I want to try to explain this. ...."

http://www.dbrmfg.co.nz/Overview%20Preface.htm

Pierre Jaeck's curator insight, January 10, 2016 11:34 AM

Certainly the best web site on TOC and more...

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More is not merrier | Vector Consulting Group

More is not merrier | Vector Consulting Group | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it
Find out how to break out of this vicious loop. Most companies love aggressive, ‘get things done’ by project managers/sponsors. But they may actually be the cause of a vicious loop of delays and capacity wastages!!
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[CCPM] Project Analyst Technical job opportunity at Intel in Hudson, MA, USA

[CCPM] Project Analyst Technical job opportunity at Intel in Hudson, MA, USA | Critical Chain Project Management | Scoop.it

... responsibilities include tracking progress against plans, developing/publishing metrics dashboards and performing analyses in the areas of critical chain project management, technical indicators and risk management. ...

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