An introduction to Critical Chain Project Management

Tuesday 14 January 2014, 7.10pm for 7.30pm (for refreshments)

TC103, University of Gloucestershire, The Park Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH

Speaker: Gary Palmer


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

'Critical Chain Project Management' (CCPM) is fast becoming the project management method of choice for many organisations by removing the inefficiencies of traditional approaches and by 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 we need another project management method?
  • What causes projects to fail?
  • What CCPM is?
  • How CCPM prevents project failure?
  • Programme and Portfolio CCPM in the multi-project environment.

Gary Palmer is a senior consultant with 'Critical Point Consulting'. He 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 and 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) - he now specialises in the awareness, education, training and implementation of CCPM into the project environments of organisations.