Category Archives: Critical Chain

Critical Chain

What’s The Goal?

Filed under Books, Critical Chain, Kanban, Lean | Posted by PMStudent

Last weekend I wanted to read “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt again. It’s been a few years since I had, and it was one of the first books that really helped me to internalize many of the concepts I take for granted today. I was delighted to find it […]

Introducing “Critical Chain Project Management”

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…an effective scheduling technique that enables project managers to truly plan a project instead of merely stringing tasks together to an end date. True planning calls fot a great deal of thought that should go into executing a project and steer it towards success. But to do that, we need to first understand project failure.

Critical Chain Benefits From Traditional PM

Filed under Critical Chain | Posted by PMStudent

Today I was trying to think of ways to integrate some of the methods and benefits of Critical Chain project management into the traditional PM methodology most companies use. I wanted to pick out one element of CC that would potentially yield the most benefit without much, if any, additional overhead to the project manager. […]

PMI Member Forum Response- Critical Chain

Filed under Critical Chain | Posted by PMStudent

I responded to a question on the PMI member forums that I wanted to share: Subject: Critical Chain Project Management Does anyone have experience with this PM approach/toolset. I have run across some people proclaiming it as the savior of project management (unfortunately, the biggest proponent I met seemed to think that a Project Plan […]

Critical Chain Resource Management

Filed under Critical Chain | Posted by PMStudent

I corresponded with Vladimir Liberzon after seeing a post he made on the Critical Chain Yahoo Group with a link to a presentation on?Resource Limited Project Management. The presentation deals with managing resource constraints from a Critical Chain perspective and is a good resource for people interested in CCPM. Vladimir’s company, Spider Management Technologies (I […]

CCEVM Evaporating Cloud Diagram

Filed under Critical Chain | Posted by PMStudent

A Goldratt technique came in handy to map out where I see the conflict between CCPM and EVM that I referred to in my last post. Please excuse it’s sloppiness, I will try to make a cleaner computer-generated version later on, but I think I may be refining this later on anyway. I’ve never seen […]

Critical Chain Earned Value Management (CCEVM)

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I had a discussion tonight with my great friend Chad that got my brain spinning again about Critical Chain and EVM. My notes are not available right now for me to reference, but I wanted to throw out some of the major concepts and challenges I’ve run into thus far. First, the question is why […]