Critical Chain Project Management Training: Dare to finish all your projects on time!

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Your projects are often late or suffer significant budget overruns? You must often abandon some original specifications?

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), derived from Theory of Constraints, permits spectacular results, thus an increasing number of companies have adopted this projects management approach.
Companies using CCPM have accelerated by average 30% to 60% their projects, in a very wide range of sectors, such as New Product Develpment and aeronautical maintenance (MRO).
Read more about our example of CCPM implementation on our webpage Our case clients

Furthermore, we now offer a CCPM Advanced training session (French only at the moment) so you can enhance your expertise and overcome results obtained when first implementing CCPM.

Over 2 000 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 6 years including: ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, Essilor, Fresenius Vial, GSK, Infineon, Ipsen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lilly, Luois Vuitton, Merial, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Procter & Gamble, Pyrex, Nexter, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Salzgitter-Mannesmann, Schlumberger, Seb, SKF, Thales, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace.




Schéma du principe de la Chaîne Critique CCPM anglais



  • To know the limits and consequences of traditional project management
  • To understand the principles of planning and executing projects with the Critical Chain approach
  • To have an overview of how to implement CCPM in an organisation


5th of February 2020 (fr)

13th of May 2020 (en)

21st of October 2020 (fr)

Level Advanced

Advanced training the day
after the standard 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) General overview of the Theory Of Constraint (TOC)

    • The different components of TOC

 2) Problems and dilemmas of the traditional project management

    • Student and calendar syndrome
    • Parkinson's law
    • Bad multi-tasking and resource conflicts
    • Strategic project syndrome

 3) Multitasking game

    • Discover the effects of Multitasking 

 4) Critical Chain Planning Rules

    • Construction rules of a CCPM Planning
    • Sequencing the portfolio and strategic constraints
    • Estimation of task durations (at 50% and at 90%)
    • Identification of the Critical Chain
    • Mutualisation -The Project Buffer

5) CCPM Planning Exercise

    • Identify a critical chain
    • Video Tutorial

 6) Project execution, new KPIs and continuous improvement

    • Relay race principle and the project mascot
    • Implementation of new KPIs
    • Monitoring the project buffer - The Fever Chart
    • Dynamic arbitration of resource conflict
    • Buffer consumption analysis 

 7) Case studies and implementation guidelines

 8) Conclusion

    • Dare to finish your project on time!
    • The project's constraints and the organisation's constraints
    • The results obtained




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




  • 1 day, inter-company session
  • 950 € ex-VAT, lunch included, for the French sessions
  • 1200 € ex-VAT, lunch included, for the English session 
  • This training 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



  • 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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