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Critical Chain and Buffer Management

What do you guys think of this?

Critical Chain Basics

Critical Chain Scheduling and Buffer Management . . .
Getting Out From Between Parkinson's Rock and Murphy's Hard Place

Has anyone worked with this?
Anyone know of any software that supports this method?

michael sica (
Thursday, March 4, 2004

In a few words, it works.

Check out these books for detailed information on Critical Chain:

"Critical Chain" - Eli Goldratt

"Project Management in the Fast Lane: Applying the Theory of Constraints" - Robert C. Newbold

"Critical Chain Project Management" - Lawrence P. Leach

Pay special attention to this last one.  Larry Leach is deeply involved with PMI so his presentation is aligned carefully with project management standards.  He's currently writing the next edition, so it might be worth waiting a while to purchase the forthcoming work instead of this one.

There's a good Yahoo Group for CCPM related discussions:

And a couple software packages:


(by Rob Newbold, mentioned above)


And the best web site for this stuff is Frank Patrick's site, which you have already noted.

CC Enthusiast
Thursday, March 4, 2004

Good lord man, Thanks!

michael sica (
Thursday, March 4, 2004

the book was pretty cool, and I think a year or so back i had asked some questions on this forum regd Project Mgmt using CC. Do a search.

There was/is also a yahoo groups which was dealing with CC & project Mgmt.

Prakash S
Friday, March 5, 2004

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