Project Management in the Fast Lane: Applying the Theory of Constraints

Robert C. Newbold


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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Introductory

Length:

320 pages

Designed for:

Project Managers

Topics:

Project Management

Application:

Buffer Management and Critical Chain

Language:

English

Format:

Hardcover and Download

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Project Management in the Fast Lane explains how Theory of Constraints tools can be applied to achieve effective, breakthrough solutions in virtually any environment. It includes a complete discussion of the Critical Chain scheduling approach pioneered by Eli Goldratt-the most significant new development in project scheduling in the last 40 years!

The project management tools described in Project Management in the Fast Lane are clearly outlined and will help project managers in manufacturing, construction, and new product development in any field find efficient, practical, and sound solutions to management issues.

Common problems related to deadlines, budgets, project performance, and more are thoroughly treated, providing a solid basis for applying tools to familiar problems. This book is sure to inspire managers, executives, engineers, and MIS and quality assurance professionals to rethink their management approaches and create dramatic, profit-driven improvements in their organizations.

Key Features:

  • Clear guidance on making practical, powerful changes to the way you manage projects.
  • Description of basic approaches to analyzing and fixing common management problems.
  • A discussion of Critical Chain scheduling.
  • Practical ways to dramatically improve on-time completion of projects and simultaneously decrease the time it takes to complete them, while not significantly increasing expenses.
  • Common sense solutions to real significant problems.
  • Coverage of how an organization can work together to improve production.

Content:

  • Project management today
  • Critical but stable
  • Global viewpoint, global leverage
  • Implementation issues

This "how to" manual details proven methods for turning around chronically late, over budget, and under performing projects.

Project Management in the Fast Lane explains how Theory of Constraints tools can be applied to achieve effective, breakthrough solutions in virtually any environment. It includes a complete discussion of the Critical Chain scheduling approach pioneered by Eli Goldratt - the most significant new development in project scheduling in the last 40 years! The project management tools described in Project Management in the Fast Lane are clearly outlined and will help project managers in manufacturing construction, and new product development in any field find efficient, practical, and sound solutions to management issues. Common problems related to deadlines, budgets, project performance, and more are thoroughly treated, providing a solid basis for applying tools to familiar problems.

Key Features:


Clear guidance on making practical, powerful changes to the way you manage projects. Description of basic approaches to analyzing and fixing common management problems.

A discussion of Critical Chain scheduling. Practical ways to dramatically improve on-time completion of projects and simultaneously decrease the time it takes to complete them, while not significantly increasing expenses.

Common sense solutions to real significant problems. Coverage of how an organization can work together to improve production.