Application of the Critical Chain to the development project of a system composed of 25 equipments for a large aviation company

Monitoring and acceleration of the execution of a mechanical and electronical products development project, for a key account of aviation industry, thanks to the application of the Critical Chain Project Management principles and techniques.



  • A project structured in 14 differents lots with each its dedicated resources.

  • Thirty managers trained to Critical Chain Project Management principles.

  • Coaching and realization of the schedules.

  • Verification and consolidation of 650 deliverables exchanged between the lots (inter-lot deliverables).

  • Synchronisation of nearly 5 000 tasks allocated to more than 300 resources spread over 5 locations.

  • Identification and optimization of a global Critical Chain for each of the 5 major milestones.

  • Monitoring of the project and utilization of « mascots » or « relay baton ».

  • Quantification and protection against project risks.

  • Analysis of resources load and optimization of their allocation.

Results / Deliverables

  • The mastery of deliverables exchanges between the lots is measurable: consolidation rate equal to 95%.

  • Greatly improved visibility on project progress.

  • Ownership of the approach by the teams. 

  • Focus on the Critical Chain and acceleration of the project execution. 

  • Improvement of resources efficiency.

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About Marris Consulting

Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean, ToC & CCPM training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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