Critical Chain

Author: Eliyahu M Goldratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351218964
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This fast-paced business novel does for project management what The Goal and It's Not Luck have done for production and marketing. Goldratt?s novels have traditionally slain sacred cows and delivered new ways of looking at processes which seem like common sense once you read them. Critical Chain is no exception. In perhaps Eli?s most readable book yet, two of the established principles of project management, the engineering estimate and project milestones, are found wanting and dismissed, and other established principles are up for scrutiny - as Goldratt once more applies his Theory of Constraints. The approach is radical, yet clear, understandable and logical. New techniques are introduced, and Project Buffers, Feeding Buffers, Limit Multitasking, Improved Communications and Correct Measurements make them work. Goldratt even handles the complicated statistics of dispersed variability versus accumulated variability so deftly you won?t even be aware of learning about them - they?ll just seem like more common sense! Critical Chain is critical reading for anyone who deals with projects. If you use block diagrams, drawings or charts to keep track of your activities, you are managing a project - and this book is for you.

Critical Chain

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138461079
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This fast-paced business novel does for project management what The Goal and It's Not Luck have done for production and marketing. Goldratt�s novels have traditionally slain sacred cows and delivered new ways of looking at processes which seem like common sense once you read them. Critical Chain is no exception. In perhaps Eli�s most readable book yet, two of the established principles of project management, the engineering estimate and project milestones, are found wanting and dismissed, and other established principles are up for scrutiny - as Goldratt once more applies his Theory of Constraints. The approach is radical, yet clear, understandable and logical. New techniques are introduced, and Project Buffers, Feeding Buffers, Limit Multitasking, Improved Communications and Correct Measurements make them work. Goldratt even handles the complicated statistics of dispersed variability versus accumulated variability so deftly you won�t even be aware of learning about them - they�ll just seem like more common sense! Critical Chain is critical reading for anyone who deals with projects. If you use block diagrams, drawings or charts to keep track of your activities, you are managing a project - and this book is for you.

Critical Chain

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780620212564
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Be Fast Or Be Gone

Author: Andreas Scherer
Publisher: Prochain Solutions Incorporated
ISBN: 9781934979075
Size: 59.21 MB
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Mike Knight, an executive in a semiconductor firm, learns that his eight-year-old son Tim has a rare form of brain cancer. Tim's best hope for long-term survival is a drug called Supragrel. Unfortunately, Supragrel is still in early clinical trials and may reach the market too late. Mike makes the agonizing decision to quit his job and go to work for Altus Labs, the developer of Supragrel, in hopes of helping them bring the drug to market more quickly. Mike is in for the challenge of his life as he struggles to keep his family together while racing against time to implement world-class project management in Altus Labs. Critical Chain Project Management is a superior project management process that has been quietly implemented in some of the world's best-known companies for over a decade. This book tells you the story of a Critical Chain Project Management implementation. The venue is a major pharmaceutical company, but it could happen anywhere in corporate America.

Get It Done On Time

Author: Eric Bergland
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484218604
Size: 52.22 MB
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This is the story of a company that is in trouble, but by talking through the implementation of Critical Chain project management planning and the Theory of Constraints, you will learn as they do, how to implement this effective project management solution. Tim is an experienced project management consultant. He knows great solutions and compelling results and has seen project management solution work, but... too often sees project management methods oversimplified and under-performing when incorrectly implemented. Such is the case with Tim’s friend Randal and his more technical friend Gary. They are at risk of losing his their jobs and seeing the company go bankrupt unless things change. Randal works frantically with Tim to learn, implement, and get significant results from real world tools to help save his company as it is literally falling apart around him. At the same time, Tim and Gary focus on the more technical aspects of Critical Chain. This book covers: The variety of issues, steps, and challenges to get individual and organizational buy-in to implement compelling project management solutions. Details on the Critical Chain solution and implementing it in an organization. Tim, Randal, and Gary’s journey in trying to save their company and implementing a new project management methodology in their organization. Who This Book Is For The Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Critical Chain Community Managers, project managers and those considering organizational change. Teachers looking to provide case studies to their students on project management, organizational change, or Critical Chain.

Projects In Less Time

Author: Mark J. Woeppel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781419620539
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Everyone who has managed a project (or been involved in one) knows how difficult it is to finish on time. If you've managed many projects, your frustration is even greater; you not only have to finish on time, but in less time. Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) has been hailed as the biggest innovation in project management in 40 years. Projects in Less Time; A Synopsis of Critical Chain by Mark J. Woeppel explains the main ideas behind this breakthrough concept. Woeppel builds on a short, easy to understand synopsis of Eliyahu M. Goldratt's pioneering book, Critical Chain, by deftly augmenting it with commentary, case studies and implementation advice. Readers not only gain a meaningful appreciation for the ideas behind CCPM, they clearly see significant implications for real projects.

The Critical Chain Implementation Handbook

Author: David Updegrove
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499576733
Size: 56.73 MB
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Critical Chain Project Management has been widely practiced as a breakthrough improvement for project planning and execution since the publication of Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt's seminal book "Critical Chain" in 1997. Although several excellent books have been published in the interim dealing with Critical Chain theory, practical instruction in "how to" implement Critical Chain with the highest probability of success and sustainability has been conspicuously lacking. The opportunity to bridge this knowledge gap has now been provided by the advent of Goldratt's Strategy and Tactics trees. The Critical Chain Implementation Handbook is the definitive guide for implementing CCPM the way Eli Goldratt intended - the S&T way. The Projects S&T tree and the concepts in this book have been developed, tested and proven in the field, much of which with Dr. Goldratt's direct involvement. The S&T logic brings us not only the "what" of Critical Chain implementation success, but also the "how" and the "why." Now at last, every kind of organization can learn how to create a robust, mistake-free, and long lasting Critical Chain projects organization.

Project Management In The Fast Lane

Author: Robert C. Newbold
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498738060
Size: 32.31 MB
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This cutting edge, "how to" manual details proven methods for turning around chronically late, overbudget, and underperforming projects. Project Management in the Fast Lane explains how Theory of Constraints tools can be applied to achieve effective, breakthrough solutions in virtually any environment. It includes a complete discussion of the Critical Chain scheduling approach pioneered by Eli Goldratt-the most significant new development in project scheduling in the last 40 years! The project management tools described in Project Management in the Fast Lane are clearly outlined and will help project managers in manufacturing, construction, and new product development in any field find efficient, practical, and sound solutions to management issues. Common problems related to deadlines, budgets, project performance, and more are thoroughly treated, providing a solid basis for applying tools to familiar problems. This book is sure to inspire managers, executives, engineers, and MIS and quality assurance professionals to rethink their management approaches and create dramatic, profit-driven improvements in their organizations.