Critical Chain Project Management (Artech House Professional by Lawrence P. Leach

By Lawrence P. Leach

Supplying the instruments and strategies had to enforce severe chain undertaking administration in a firm, this article exhibits tips to decrease rigidity on a undertaking group, cast off fee and scheduling over-runs, successfully deal with undertaking assets, and end initiatives that meet or perhaps exceed expectancies.

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Your environment may have different influences, and you may rank their significance differently. ” If you think it is out of your hands, you will make it so. Note that the factors are not independent of each other. Likewise, the influences are not necessarily independent of each other. Thus, there are relationships among all the variables. The project performance system is a complex system indeed. That, combined with the sheer number of factors and influences, may explain why people attribute project failures to such a wide range of causes.

Following Shewhart, Deming emphasized the importance of distinguishing between common cause variation and special cause variation. It is necessary to distinguish between them to get a system under statistical control. It is necessary to have a system under statistical control to predict its future performance. Common cause variation is variation within the capability of a system to repeatedly produce results. Special cause variation is variation beyond that range; usually variation with causes outside the system.

Perhaps the most important element of successful projects is the project team. An able leader and an effective team can achieve project success despite a flawed system. A weak team or leader will struggle with even an excellent system. While the human side of project management is extremely important to project success, it is not a specific topic of this book. 1 Project integration management Project integration management includes project plan development and execution and overall change control through the life of the project.

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