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

Wednesday 16 October 2013

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Room: MA211, MA Building, University of Wolverhampton, City Campus, Wulfrana Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB | Map and Directions

Free to attend for both Members & Non-Members.

 Event details:

Speaker: Gary Palmer - Critical Point Consulting

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is fast emerging as a major step change in project management, dramatically improving project speed and predictability. Although currently relatively little known in the UK, it has become well-established and highly successful in America, India and Japan, and is predicted to become a dominant methodology within the next few years.

CCPM changes many typical project management practices and behaviours, and by these changes removes the in-built inefficiencies in ‘traditional’ project management, enabling projects to run faster and with more effective protection against uncertainty, whilst providing much improved visibility of progress and monitoring both at the single project and multi-project (programme and portfolio) levels.  

This presentation introduces the main principles of CCPM and compares and contrasts them with current project management practices, with an overview of CCPM’s history and development, use of the methods in programme and portfolio situations, current adoption in industry, and implementation considerations.

Gary Palmer has over 25 years’ experience in Project, Program and Portfolio Management, and Testing & Quality Management, mainly in I.T. across multiple sectors: Manufacturing, Insurance, Banking, Telecoms, Retail and the Public Sector.

For catering purposes, please book online:  (closing date:16 September 9am)

Note: that the University is currently undertaking building work and the Stafford Street entrance is closed. Please use the Wulfruna Street entrance instead (Main Reception):
The room can be found on the second floor by going straight up the marble staircase that is seen when you enter the building.