First introduced by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in 1997, Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is a practical method for planning, scheduling, and managing performance in a project environment based on Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC). CCPM was the first significant change to project management thinking since PERT and CPM that were created in the 1950’s. CCPM differs from traditional project management methods that rely on completing tasks in a specific order with inflexible scheduling. Using the Critical Chain methodology, resources are applied to the tasks requiring immediate attention with greater flexibility, resulting in keeping projects on schedule, within budget and delivered on time. CCPM is applied in single-project and multi-project environments (PPM – Project Portfolio Management) where resources are shared across multiple projects.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CRITICAL CHAIN PRINCIPLES
WHY ARE PROJECTS LATE AND OVER BUDGET?
Agreement on the current project environment
Understand why current thinking drives incorrect behaviours
Planning a project – there must be a better way!
How to build feasible and executable project schedules
Learn how to mitigate risk in planning and execution
Powerful controls & visibility
Impact of multi-tasking and switching priorities
PLANNING, SCHEDULING AND EXECUTING A PROJECT PORTFOLIO PLANNING A PROJECT EFFECTIVE NETWORK BUILDING:
Defining the Project Objective, Value & Scope.
Building project networks with the team.
Importance of Task definition to set expectations and deliverables.
STABILIZING THE PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS
Scheduling individual Projects.
Creating repeatable templates.
Scheduling a Portfolio of Projects based on Value, Risks and Business objectives.
ESTABLISH THE RULES AND DISCIPLINES OF EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
Effective communication across Departments.
Discuss relevant Standard Operating Procedures.
Cross boundary Departmental alignment with the Company Strategy.
PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE’S USE OF THE EXEPRON SOFTWARE TO TRACK A PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS
The Portfolio Dashboards.
Agreement on the current project environment
CCPM BEST PRACTICE
KEEPING A PROJECT ON TRACK
Improve CCPM Planning & Implementations using Exepron.
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) – Executives use of the Exepron software to track a Portfolio of Projects.
Real-time Intervention and correction - navigating Exepron’s 3 Levels of information.
Applying CCPM procedures for Project Leaders and Teams.
EXECUTING PROJECTS ON TIME, WITHIN BUDGET
AND TO SPECIFICATION
Installing the disciplines of daily updating and weekly review.
Interpreting the Project Dashboards.
Understanding how slippage on one project impacts all others & how to recover.
Learn how to use Exepron’s embedded intelligence, tools and reports to prioritize timely
Perfect Program For
Executive, Senior Leadership, Program Managers, Project Managers and all Key Project Resources.
Project Management is the least understood, most chaotic and the most challenging portion of the supply chain.
15 classroom hours led by an experienced supply chain management expert.
IC3PM brings a Company’s Team to a new level of Project Management understanding. IC3PM Certification indicates a shared level of new understanding regarding project management. A team understanding the key elements of CCPM method can build on the current necessary but insufficient knowledge provided by PERT, Gantt and Critical Path methodology. The Key CCPM elements are revealed during the course bringing Stability and Order to the world of Projects.
IC3PM IS THE BEGINNING OF COMPANY’S TRANSFORMATION ON
IMPROVING THEIR PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES
This condensed crash course in CCPM is for all levels of Corporate Governance, for those companies seriously seeking to create a Decisive Competitive Market Advantage. A collaborative, logistical and process driven solution provides a greater return on investment and a more sustainable solution, rather than investment in expensive technology. Bringing a Corporate Team to the IC3PM event will start the journey of the transforming company’s projectsperformance from random successes into routine, efficient and predictable delivery to budget for 95% (±5%) of projects.
Walk away with confidence that your team understands the key Behavioural drivers and Logistical knowledge of how to Plan, Schedule and Execute a project and also synchronise a Portfolio of Projects.
Explore the hands-on capability provided by Technology and the application of software to:
Planning individual projects relative to a portfolio of projects with shared resources
Scheduling individual projects by synchronising the best time to start within a portfolio of projects.
The Execution success of all projects in a portfolio of projects.
ISCEA CONTINUING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Your credentials with the ISCEA make you an industry expert. Therefore, ISCEA requires that all its certification holders participate in continuing education to keep up with ever changing global supply chain body of knowledge and practice. You have invested time and money to obtain the ISCEA Credential. It is up to you to protect your investment by renewing your certification with ISCEA every three (3) years.