Project Constraints discussed by Sanjeev Gupta and Philip Marris

Philip Marris interviews Sanjeev Gupta from Realization Technologies

Sanjeev Gupta, founder and CEO of Realization Technologies, and Philip Marris, CEO of Marris Consulting discuss Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM).


Sanjeev Gupta was one of the speakers at TOCPA Paris March 2018.


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Video summary:

Sanjeev's brief summary of what (Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is. His answer: "focus and finish". Since CCPM is part of the Theory of Constraints (ToC), where are the constraints in project management? 

A) The Critical Chain of the project
B) One category of the resources used
C) The combination of A) and B)
D) The market demand

Normally the most logical way to identify a constraint in a project management environment is to identify the longest queues. In case B) when in a portfolio management situation it is quite often the case that 1 to 4 key people are the capacity constraint in an organization with hundreds of people. These key people have key technical expertise and/or are the only ones that can decide on or sign off key issues or stage gates.

The 4 ways of identifying a possible "key person constraint": earliest arrival on Monday, the person that it is the hardest to get a meeting with...or the number of people that follow them around in the corridors...

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Marris Consulting is an expert in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). As industry consultants, we are focused on helping process and manufacturing industries reach their highest levels of performance by using Constraints Management  combined with Lean and Six Sigma. We also use Critical Chain Project Management which we sometimes combine with Lean engineering to improve project performance. If you are unsure about the actions which need to be implemented to improve operational efficiency, our industrial management consultants can also conduct a performance audit. Furthermore, our experts host numerous Theory of Constraints (ToC), lean and project management training sessions throughout the year.

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