Projects have a reputation for being over schedule, over cost and under scope. What can be done to improve this reputation? This ebook starts by explaining the Theory of Constraints (TOC) methodology, which is the basis of the Critical Chain (CC) method and is used to control schedules within project management.
An analysis of Traditional Project Management (TPM) is undertaken to identify where the issues are with current projects and a comparison done between TPM and CC. The main body of this ebook is a detailed explanation and critique of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) and covers the planning stage, how resources are handled, the role of buffers, the importance of monitoring and focus and the execution of CCPM. Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is referenced and the stages of CCPM and relevant chapters identified, providing a structure that can be used to implement CCPM.