We provide two levels of CCPM Education:
This half day course provides key insights into the benefits of using Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) for both single project and multi-project environments. Aimed at project and programme managers or general managers responsible for improving the project performance within their company, it is particularly useful for:
The course starts by examining the problems familiar to all project managers:
The fundamentals of the Critical Chain approach - and in particular its use of project buffers and effective resource synchronisation - are then compared and contrasted with the traditional
Next how the deployment of CCPM in single, multi-project and programme environments results in projects that come in on time, in full, whilst still meeting their original budget and specification constraints.
The session completes with a look at the need for projects to be aligned with the strategy and tactics of the whole organisation.
When resources are limited and time is tight, getting a project out on time is often a huge challenge. The temptation is to multi-task on many aspects of the project - or even across several
projects - but this is invariably counter productive. Where then should the project team focus? How can managers ensure that each project is fully integrated into the organisation's strategic plan?
And how can those running multiple projects synchronize their programme to achieve reliable, realistic targets?
This workshop uses computer simulations, exercises and case studies to examine these questions, and more. It presents a clear picture of the problems encountered by the typical project-based organisation, and explains both why these problems exist and what can be done to solve them.
Workshop Day 1: The single project environment
Using interactive exercises we explore the problems facing project managers and resource managers and examine the underlying causes:
We then run the exercises a second time using CCPM methods and compare the two sets of results and examine the steps necessary to achieve the higher level of performance achieved by using CCPM.
Workshop Day 2: The multi-project environment
A series of practical exercises will show the damaging effects of multi-tasking in the multi-project environment, and scheduling exercises will show how the basics of CCPM for multi-projects are achieved.
Key areas covered include:
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