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Project Management via Critical Chain (CCPM)
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Executive Overview on CCPM (Critical Chain) Burned Up or Burned Out by Projects ?

Diagnose your Project Management Problems

What's New & Different about Critical Chain (CCPM) ?

What are the "Bottom Line" Results that I can Expect from Critical Chain (CCPM) ?

Has Anybody Already Used Critical Chain (CCPM) in my Industry ?

How do I get Started in Critical Chain (CCPM) ?

How can PQA help you improve your Project Outcomes ?

Executive Overview on CCPM (Critical

If you have some or all of the the above needs. etc.). you are probably Burned Up or Burned Out by Projects.  You must co-ordinate and effectively use your precious resources. Diagnose your Project Management Problems The above 5 factors are a simple analysis of the typical problems faced by people and .  Costs must be reduced.  You must get your projects done faster. or else!  Competitors are stealing your best ideas before you pay off the R&D bill.Chain) CCPM (Critical Chain Project Management) is a new methodology for doing projects that allows you to complete projects with high quality deliverables in 10% to 50% less elapsed time. man-hrs. $. and/or 10% to 50% less resources (ie. Burned Up or Burned Out by Projects? Do you have one or more of the following symptoms?  You work long hours and still don't get everything done.

it's the remaining 5% to 10% which creates the majority of the problems. Only then will you truly understand the issues and what needs to be changed for the better. you'll love the improvements that Critical Chain (CCPM) brings. so we'd like to add you as a data point. PQA's Project Management Assessment Questionnaire You can do the questionnaire yourself and use it as a basis of discussion among your Project Team members. PERT. PQA finds that approximately 90% to 95% of the systems and tasks performed within a PM systems are good to excellent. traditional project management techniques: Critical Chain (CCPM) is based on: Common sense and reality How people work most effectively Critical Chain (CCPM) Does Not: Require ideal scenarios. Project Managers. critical path methods. and Sr. We recommend answering the questionnaire in private. If you're familiar with Gantt charts. To assist you in this task. In this way. Management. download PQA's Project Management Questionnaire. If you are going to improve your project management system.projects. you need a tool to better understand where your problems and opportunities are located so you can better focus. Therefore. you will find huge differences of opinion about your current system throughout your PM system. take 30 minutes to fill it in. The following table compares and contrasts Critical Chain (CCPM) vs. and plans to write a series of articles on the research results. Will Critical Chain (CCPM) help some of your current problems? For a more detailed assessment of your current situation. contact PQA What's New & Different About Critical Chain (CCPM)? Critical Chain Project Management (Critical Chain (CCPM)) is the first major advance in Project Management principles since the 1950's. PQA has been doing CCPM since 1998. PQA has developed a questionnaire tool for ourselves and our clients to assess the PM system. Don't force consensus too soon. If interested. or you have questions about this research project. Your individual data will be kept confidential. Listen to why the people feel the way they do. you must focus your efforts. then discussing the answers as a group. PQA is doing some basic research on project management results in the real world. Critical Chain (CCPM) was invented in 1997. and scheduling. & send it back to PQA. nor perfect data Make people work like robots to impossible standards of perfection .

AND/OR  10% to 50% Faster through better scheduling. Most people readily achieve at least a 10% improvement in their Critical Chain (CCPM) projects. less re-do. nor Information Vacuum.Using information effectively Minimum schedule complexity that gets the job done with acceptable risk Proven Theory of Constraints philosophy put to another practical use Simple. What are the "Bottom Line" Results I can Expect from Critical Chain (CCPM)? Your benefits from upgrading to Critical Chain (CCPM) will depend on how well you are doing right now. Your results may vary. etc. even though they considered themselves to have an "excellent" project management system before embarking on CCPM. PQA can help you estimate the potential savings that are available . conservation of safety time. nor a huge bureaucracy overhead Depend on impractical nor untested ideas Require project management specialists. nor out of date reports Create Analysis Paralysis. better reporting. or multiple projects sharing resources Create Information Overload. proven methods Software that makes Critical Chain (CCPM) accessible by everyone One project alone. your industry. nor "Rocket Science" Have proprietary technology nor algorithms. identifying & reacting sooner to problems. Some organizations have documented up to a 50% improvement through Critical Chain (CCPM). more efficient use of resources. This improvement can be:  10% to 50% Cheaper through better. minimizing multi-tasking. and your type of business. it enhances them See the links at the top & bottom of the page for more detailed information. etc. everything is "open source" Limit your flexibility nor responsiveness.

I started searching for something different in 1998. I found Critical Chain (CCPM). While there are many different users and approaches to Critical Chain (CCPM). Now. We highly recommend Critical Chain (CCPM) to our clients for all their projects that need a better method of management. Some of the people and industries who have already benefited from Critical Chain (CCPM) are as follows: aerospace computers farming IT military sales & marketing agriculture consulting food manufacturing pharmaceuticals service automotive electronics government medicine quality professionals software development building & construction engineering health care media & publishing research telecommunications How do I get started in Critical Chain (CCPM)? PQA offers a complete suite of CCPM training courses to fully support a CCPM implementation. Has Anybody Already Used Critical Chain (Critical Chain (CCPM)) in my Industry? After 20 years of frustration with traditional project management problems. of frustration. we usually find that the following methodology works best over the long term: . and immediately recognized Critical Chain (CCPM) as a solution to 20 yrs. all of PQA's internal projects that need project management services use Critical Chain (CCPM) methodology.for you.

group. How can PQA help you improve your Project Outcomes ? PQA offers full service.1. communicate. 2. and promote Critical Chain (CCPM) until you are ready for Critical Chain (CCPM) on 100% of all projects throughout your entire organization. group. comprehensive support for organizations considering or implementing Critical Chain (CCPM):  Executive Overview Training . Measure. Gain more awareness of traditional Project Management problems. Accept one volunteer who will implement Critical Chain (CCPM) for 100% of all their future projects (done by one person. 4. department. Train Senior management AND project managers on the best methods for projects. train. department. Await one person. or division to volunteer to take Critical Chain (CCPM) to the next step. PQA has an CCPM Executive Overview training course available to help you. Monitor the project closely & spread the word. and your supply chain. team. Apply Critical Chain (CCPM) methods to your special case. 5. Choose a significant demonstration project. and constraints. or division). risks. and what Critical Chain (CCPM) has to offer. needs. and it's substantially better than previous methods (may take from 1 to 4 demonstration projects). Keep doing Critical Chain (CCPM) demonstration projects until you're convinced that Critical Chain (CCPM) really works. PQA has a CCPM training course for project managers. 3.

net +1 (800) 837-7046 "We . ROI estimates  Critical Chain (CCPM) software. To find out more about Critical Chain (CCPM). installation.net Next: Frustrations from Traditional Project Management Methods © 1996 . & support personnel  Measurement & feedback systems & analysis to assess the improvements achieved through Critical Chain (CCPM). sales.2006 Process Quality Associates Inc. Engineer the Quality of Your Success" http://www. management. Project Team Members. or start your own Critical Chain (CCPM) improvement process:  call PQA at (800)-837-7046  e-mail PQA at dwhitred@pqa. training. and support  Pilot Project Implementation & Support services  Training for Project Managers. engineering. get the answers you need.pqa. Feasibility or Implementation cost estimates.