An Introduction to Critical Chain Project Management

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Room 102, Town House, Penrhyn Road, Kingston University, KT1 2EE

7.00pm for 7.30pm


Gary Palmer, Senior Consultant, Critical Point Consulting


CCPM delivers increased project, programme and portfolio performance by improvements in planning, scheduling, execution and monitoring. This is achieved by replacing specific time-wasting and inefficient processes and practices, endemic in ‘traditional’ project management methods, with effective, efficient (and entirely logical) changed elements, which provides a greatly increased overall efficiency and powers momentum in projects, programmes and portfolios.

CCPM has some very powerful statistics; An increase in speed of project completion of 20% - 50%. Productivity improvement of 30% - 60%. Throughput increase of 50% - 100%. But perhaps the most significant statistic is that greater than 90% of CCPM projects finish on, or before, their scheduled completion date. For portfolio planning this level of predictability is of immense benefit.

Although relatively little known in the UK and Europe, CCPM is not ‘new’ and is not a ‘fresh out of the box’ or recent innovation. CCPM has been under constant use and refinement since its inception in 1997.However the underlying foundations of the methodology have not changed and the ever-increasing number of implementations have proved the correctness of the methods many times over.

Gary Palmer

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.

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