クリティカルチェーン―なぜ、プロジェクトは予定どおりに進まないのか? [Kuritikaru chiēn : Naze purojiekuto wa yoteidoori ni susumanainoka]
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Critical Chain covers a few important topics: fallacies of estimation, ways to create safety buffers, ways those buffers can fail, danger of multitasking, importance of optimizing for the lead time. It puts a firm nail into the coffin of more traditional project mana ...more
Eliyahu Goldratt, who is a physicist turned business consultant, chose to break from this conventional writing style by presenting his ideas in the for ...more
It's a story of a business professor learning about project management as he teaches--and a good story. And the concepts are really potent--especially for very large projects. For small projects, not as much helpful.
The core idea: there are a few key constraints that the project hinges on. Those nee ...more
И конечно же рекомендую данную книгу всем уп ...more
Из интересного - синдром студента, как способ отложить намеченное дело до последнего момента (и связанные с этим накапливающиеся отставания), которые автор предлагает решать ужатием сроков каждого задания до минимального на критическом пути. ...more
What I liked: The narrative makes the ideas relateable and easy to follow.
What I didn't like: Judith and a real world sense of how people and teams would react to the change in management. I can't imagine what my team would think of my cutting their estimates in half, and how one would implement this in an agile environment.
Favorite quote: "All I want to see is we are working ...more
I don't have an MBA, and that means no "Unlearning" required for me. That means I am not a chess player, just a pawn in the players hands(project managers). Insights about lead time, and neg ...more
This is another in his series of TOC books, applying the TOC analogy to project delivery and resource availability. Written in the late 1990's this seems old hat now - nothing particularly new, even the veiled introduction of Internal Rate of Return in final chapter was no surprise.
Even though there was nothing new it was a breezy read that jogged some thinking for me, so it was a ve ...more
Much of the basics were repeated from the earlier book, with new analogies. It felt a little dated from 1997. It also felt like it was easy to digest what he was presenting as different for projects, primarily how we estimate tasks and buffer dependent paths in a gantt plan, as well as ...more
Despite this I would still recommend the book to anyone who liked The Goal and want to understand h ...more
The book is written like a novel, with a plot and a protagonist which makes it easier to read. The protagonis ...more
The basic philosophy is an examination of cr ...more
The 'novel' aspect of the book follows the dean of university's MBA/E.MBA department who has become concerned that the department's continued existence is in jeopardy because the MBAs she graduates are failing to provide their employers with the expected results. And the fix is, of course, the application ...more
The good thing, it reminded me of some management concepts I had forgotten.
The bad thing, it made red sirens go off in my head, making me realize I have been working in mirages, doing irrelevant job.
Worse, with no real specifications and therefore no recognizable critical path.
At least, for now.
A lot of homework to do, a lot of not-so-common sense that I must catch up with.
I love novels that get you excited about your subject matter. even though Critical Chain doesn't teach you the nuts and bolts of critical chain project management, it does effectively get you excited to learn more. Upon completing this I ordered a more tactical book on CCPM.
Naturally, it is still very didactic - this one takes place at an Executive MBA program and follows a professor who is teaching a class and at the same time working out how to apply t ...more
I still haven't quite worked out the incentive part where people can openly share the buffers they've added!
I'm sure it would be best to back up the learning in this book with a few structured lectures on TOC, but I ...more
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv ...more