Critical Chain Project Management Advanced Training

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


4th of February 2021 (fr)

20th of May 2021 (en)

CCPM Initial training

Initial training always programmed the day before

the Advanced training

Online Advanced CCPM training


Tower Maine Montparnasse,

27th floor, Paris 75015

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Philip MARRIS, Founder and CEO of Marris Consulting - 28 years of TOC experience


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


1) Presentation of 3 completely different Critical Chain cases

2) The Advanced project scheduling with CCPM

3) Projects portfolio management with the Critical Chain methodology

4) Management of sub-contractors and other stakeholders

5) Communication with customers

6) Focused continuous improvement

7) Critical Chain, Agile and Lean Engineering

8) Comparison of CCPM software solutions

9) The managerial impact with the Critical Chain methodology



  • Know how to further improve results after an initial Critical Chain implementation
  • Know how to fully integrate the Critical Chain methodology in the processes and management practises




  • 1 day
  • 950 € ex-VAT, lunch included, for the French sessions
  • 1 200 € ex-VAT, lunch included, for the English sessions
  • This day can be financed by the French training system



Enjoy our offer and participate to our 2-days training sessions:

"Critical Chain initial training" + "Critical Chain training : Advanced"

  • 1400 euros ex-VAT, lunch included, for the French sessions
  • 1600 euros ex-VAT, lunch included, for the English sessions




  • Former participants to the Critical Chain initial training

  • Practitioner of Critical Chain project management

  • Project Manager, Portfolio Manager

  • R&D Director, Technical Director, Design Office Director, Innovation Director

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