An Introduction to Critical Chain Project Management

Thursday 17 October 2013, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Gary Palmer, Critical Point Limited


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.