Critical Chain

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North River Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 246 pages
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Powerful yet simple techniques to solve project management s toughest problems. This book teaches companies to drastically cut project development times resulting in early completion within budget and without compromising quality or specifications. Project managers and your teams will benefit from Goldratt's techniques of how to remain focused on the few critical areas and how to prevent your attention from being divided among all of the how to prevent your attention from being divided among all of the projects tasks and resources. Especially useful for dealing with one of the most difficult and pressing management challenges: developing highly innovative new products.

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There is probably more 'waste' created during the execution of a project than in any other business activity. This book addresses the issue of why so many projects over-run in time and cost and also deliver less than was required. Goldratt follows his well know 'Theory of Constraints' thinking to address the conflicting objectives within any project. The result is some novel thinking on the use of time buffers and priorities in project management.
The book is written as an extended case study and unfortunately the author mixes it in with a 'personal' storyline (as he does in most of his books), so that the book is longer than necessary. However skimreaders will have no problem with this and all readers will gain a valuable insite into improving their project management skills.
 

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Have just finished listening the audio book. The different voices helped a lot bringing the story live even more. I will definitely listen to it again in a few months time. Read full review

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Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
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Critical Chain Project Management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Critical Chain
Eli Goldratt's novel, Critical Chain, opened the door to a re-thinking of project management and introduced Critical Chain. ...
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Critical Chain Project Management
The approach to project management known as "Critical Chain Scheduling and Buffer Management" provides mechanisms to allow a "whole system" view of projects ...
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Adayavalanjanstreet: Critical Chain - Eli Goldratt
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In his recently published third novel, Critical Chain, Eli Goldratt applied his Theory of Constraints to project management. ...
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About the author (1997)

ELIYAHU M. GOLDRATT is an Israeli physicist, inventor, and philosopher whose unconventional approach to business management has made him one of the most sought-after consultants in the world today. Through his lectures and writings, as well as his work with such corporations as General Motors, Ford, Proctor & Gamble, and AT&T, Dr. Goldratt continues his crusade to teach businesses to re-examine their basic assumptions in order to compete effectively in the new global market place.

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