Critical Chain Project Management alone is not enough

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) alone is not enough to drastically reduce a project’s duration and improve the development process efficiency. CCPM is a proven Project Management approach to ensure a project, any project, will meet its finishing date without compromising quality nor any of the requirements, and even though CCPM can lead to terminate … Continue reading Critical Chain Project Management alone is not enough

Improving  50% is easy, improving 5% is difficult

It is with this enigmatic sentence that one of my Japanese mentors introduced the growing difficulty with continuous improvement. What it means is that at the beginning of an improvement program or when starting in a new area, the first and usually the easiest actions bring big improvement, hence the “easy” 50%. This is also … Continue reading Improving  50% is easy, improving 5% is difficult

Critical Chain and Lean Engineering, a promising pair

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) has proven its effectiveness to terminate projects on time and even quite often before estimated finish date. In development, engineering or Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO), using CCPM can give a significant competitive advantage. It can outperform slower competitors, earn premium for faster achievement and/or allow multiplying projects within similar … Continue reading Critical Chain and Lean Engineering, a promising pair

Lean Engineering and the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is a praised ability in a world needing constant adjustments. Critics challenge the ability of humans to multitask, while others still believe in and praise it. I know for long time now that I am no good at multitasking and felt somewhat ungifted until the day I attended a training session in which an … Continue reading Lean Engineering and the myth of multitasking