Program and extract of Initial Critical Chain training

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Find below the detailed program of the initial Critical Chain Project Management traning session, and download an extract of the training.

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Initial Critical Chain training


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Overview of Theory of Constraints (TOC)


• Fundamentals of TOC

• The different components of TOC today

• Interest in the Critical Chain

Problems and dilemmas of the project manager


• Performance of traditionally managed projects

• Student and calendar syndrome

• Parkinson's law

• Bad multitasking and resource conflict

Multitasking game


• Discover the effects of multitasking in practice

• Summary of the Critical Chain approach

Critical Chain scheduling rules


• Rules to build a dynamic schedule

• Steps of the Critical Chain scheduling: 

• Estimate of tasks duration / Deleting individual margins

• Taking into account the resources capacity

• Identification of the Critical Chain

• Start as lata as possible

• Protection of the project against variability thanks to buffers

Critical Chain planning exercise  


• Schedule a project, identify a Critical Chain, determine the size of the buffers

• Tutorial video  

Project execution the Critical Chain way 


• Relay race principle

• New performance indicators

• "Remaining to be done" estimate 

• Follow up of the buffer consumption - the Fever Chart

Overview of Critical Chain portfolio management


• The two types of constraints in projects

• Identification of the portfolio capacity constraint

• Start projects later to finish them sooner

• Portfolio staggering

• Dynamic arbitration of resource conflicts

Continuous improvement 


• Analysis of the buffer consumption

• Construction of projects feedback

• Identification of the action plan to improve projects performances

Implementation and references 


• The steps to implement CCPM: diagnostic, pilot, deployment

• Real case studies from various sectors and companies 

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Critical Chain Project Management training



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