The real reason that projects fail and how to fix it: An introduction to Critical Chain Project Management

Tuesday 5 November 2013

6:00pm buffet for 6.30pm start.


LT04, Ashley Building, Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2AR


Gary Palmer

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is fast becoming the project management method of choice for many organisations, removing the inefficiencies of conventional / traditional approaches and dramatically improving project performance. CCPM implementations in hundreds of companies across multiple industries consistently report significant improvements of:

  • Faster Project Completion.
  • Increased Productivity.
  • Greater Throughput.

In this presentation, participants will gain an understanding of the main elements of CCPM, its benefits, and how it differs from ‘traditional’ project management methods. Gary will explain:

  • Why do we need another project management method?
  • What causes projects to fail?
  • What is CCPM?
  • How does CCPM prevent project failure?
  • Programme & Portfolio - CCPM in the multi-project environment

Gary has a long background in Project, Program and Portfolio Management mainly in I.T. across multiple sectors: Manufacturing, Insurance, Banking, Telecoms, Retail, and Public Sector, as well as multiple roles in Testing & Quality management, training and consultancy.

Having become a ‘convert’ firstly to the principles of the Theory of Constraints (TOC), and then to the application of these principles to project management - Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) - Gary now specialises in the awareness, education, training and implementation of CCPM into the project environments of organisations.