The goal of all projects is to complete
on schedule, to budget and to scope.
Traditional project management identifies the longest chain
of dependent events, from the beginning to the end of a
project. This chain, known as the critical path, looks at
task dependencies only, and does not take into account resource
contention – the fact that a resource may be needed
in two or more places at any one time.
TOCCA’s approach takes the resourcing requirements
explicitly into account and produces the Critical Chain.
A technique known as buffer management is then used to deal
with uncertainty, random variations and the human behavioural
aspects that make up the reality of project management.
Critical Chain is applicable in both the single project
environment (Critical Chain Single Project) and in the multiple
or matrix-project environment (Critical
Chain Multi-Project Management)
The results are staggering – projects are brought
in much faster, more reliably, with greater visibility of
project progress, and less stress for all involved.