On line Training - advanced level
Critical Chain Project Management

You have already implemented the Critical Chain methodology and you would like to deepen your knowledge. This training is for you!


If you underwent our initial training (see details here) or if you have, at least partially, implemented Critical Chain Project Management, this training aims at enhancing your expertise. The training will be hosted by Philip Marris, CCPM expert with a unique experience of successful Critical Chain implementations worldwide who started his Theory of Constraints in 1986 when he worked with Eliyahu Goldratt.


  • The advanced project scheduling with Critical Chain

How to create good CCPM standard schedules. Modeling tips and recommendations in specific cases (gaps, critical suppliers, etc.). Integrate risk management into CCPM operations. How and why to choose the right Critical Chain.

  • Projects portfolio management with the Critical Chain methodology

How to identify the capacity constraint in a project environment. The sequencing of projects according to the capacity constraint or “virtual drum”. What principles and rules to apply to optimize the performance of the project portfolio (level of work in progress, prioritization of projects, etc.).

  • How should we communicate with our customers?

If a client is unfamiliar with the Critical Chain approach, how do you avoid misunderstanding and questioning of schedules by your clients?

  • How can we drive the continuous improvement actions?

How to use the analysis of the buffers consumption to identify the most relevant actions to launch. How to discriminate between tasks with and without added value. How to optimize the duration of tasks again.

  • The compatibility of Critical Chain with other methods

How to combine Critical Chain with Lean Engineering and DFSS (design for six sigma) to develop better products faster? Inject Agile into the Critical Chain approach and vice versa.

  • Which software should be chosen for a given environment?

How to choose among the CCPM software available on the market? What are the differences in functionality, interfacing and integration into IT systems


To find more about our implementation examples : Our case clients 

Marris Consulting has trained more than 4,000 people from various horizons : ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, Embraer, Essilor, Fresenius Vial, GSK, Infineon, Ipsen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lilly, Louis Vuitton, Merial, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Procter & Gamble, Pyrex, Nexter, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Salzgitter-Mannesmann, Schlumberger, Seb, Siemens, SKF, Thales, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace...

Extract of the training


 4 sessions of 2hours
Session - French: from 20th to 23th of October 2020, 3pm to 5pm (GMT+2)

Session - Englishfrom 8th to 11th of December 2020, 4pm to 6pm (GMT+2) 

Details about the initial training


 Training split in three 2-hour theoritical sessions,
plus one 2-hour sesssion dedicated to questions and attendees' specific cases



Philip MARRIS, Founder
and CEO of Marris Consulting - and a Senior Consultant


(Training activity recorded in France
under n° 11 75 45692 75)

Sessions are limited to 20 people in order to facilitate interactions

If the training session is full
Please contact us  to have information about the next one



Session 1: Advanced Critical Chain Planning

  • Creation of a good standard Critical Chain schedule
  • Planning optimization
  • Recommendations for special cases
  • Risk management

Session 2: Management of a portfolio of projects

  • Identification of the system capacity constraint in the world of projects
  • Managing a portfolio of projects with the Critical Chain approach

Session 3: Go further with the Critical Chain

  • Communication with customers
  • Focused continuous improvement Critical Chain,
  • Lean Engineering, Agile, DFSS
  • CCPM software comparisons

Session 4: Conclusion and Questions-Answers




  • Know how to built and follow a project's schedule the Critical Chain way
  • Know how to arbitrate and consolidate a project portfolio with CCPM




  • 4 inter-company sessions of 2 hours stretched out on 4 consecutive days 
  • 400 euros ex-VAT




  • R&D Director, Technical Director
  • Project Manager, PMO manager
  • Any company with a project activity such as new product development, software development, research, engineering,
    maintenance and repair of materials ...

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