Good project managers rely on an extensive set of tools in their tool box. Critical chain, a rigorous project management methodology, was developed by Eliyahu Goldratt to employ his Theory of Constraints (TOC), which as originally employed in manufacturing. The book Critical Chain describes TOC in project management and hoe to use it. For that reason it would be valuable to read The Goal prior to this book. Even without that, this the book provides powerful yet simple techniques to solve project management's toughest problems. The intended reader is project managers new to critical chain or executives that need to understand why to use it and how it will affect business planning. For detailed implementation guidelines look at Lawrence Leach's Critical Chain Project Management
Critical Chain teaches companies to drastically cut project development times resulting in early completion within budget and without compromising quality or specifications.
Project managers and your teams will benefit from Goldratt's techniques of how to remain focused on the few critical areas and how to prevent your attention from being divided among all of the how to prevent your attention from being divided among all of the projects' tasks and resources.
Especially useful for dealing with one of the most difficult and pressing management challenges: developing highly innovative new products.
About the Author:
One of the world's most respected after business leaders—the late author and educator, Dr. Eli Goldratt. Eli Goldratt had been described by Fortune Magazine as a "guru to industry" and by Business Week as a "genius." His charismatic, stimulating, yet sometimes unconventional style has captured the attention of audiences throughout the world. Eli is a true thinker who provokes others to think.
Eli Goldratt is the creator of the Theory of Constraints and is the author of 8 books, including the business best sellers The Goal, It's Not Luck, and Critical Chain. Goldratt's Theory of Constraints is used by thousands of companies, and is taught in hundreds of colleges, universities, and business schools. His books have sold over 3 million copies and have been translated into 23 languages. Goldratt's fascinating work as an author, educator, and business pioneer has resulted in the promulgation of TOC into many facets of society and has transformed management thinking throughout the world.
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