Learning the Basis of Critical Chain

Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Rami Goldratt


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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Intermediate

Designed for:

Academics, Business owners, Consultants, Implementers, Managers, Project Managers, Leaders and Students

Topics:

Project Management

Application:

Buffer Management and Critical Chain

Language:

English, Spanish, Portuguese and Czech

Format:

CD-Rom and Download

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Understanding the basis of Critical Chain Project Management Execution

Projects involve many resources which have to carry out many tasks in order to accomplish pre-determined end results. Learn how projects can finish ahead of time, within the allotted budget and without compromising on the content!

The set includes:

  • TOC Self Learning Program (SLP) / GSP Session on Project Management and Engineering
    • Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt answers the three questions of improvement for the project based environment, to fully understand the impact of student syndrome, parkinson’s law, multitasking, resource contention, early start vs. late start and the TOC application called Critical Chain.
  • TOC Insights into Project Management and Engineering
    • Developed in an interactive type presentation for self-learning it complements the TOC-SLP on Project Management and Engineering to deepen the knowledge and understanding into the concepts of Critical Chain, Project and Feeding Buffers, Staggering and Buffer Management.
  • Downloadable Workbook

TOC SLP/GSP content

What is the problem?

  • Common complaints
  • Conflict cloud of complaints
  • The project management cloud
  • Current mode of operation
  • What is the difference between a "realistic estimate" and a "50% chance" estimate?
  • Do statistical deviations average out? Student syndrome
  • Do statistical deviations average out? Parkinson Law
  • A typical Project
  • Multi-projects environments
  • Bad multitasking
  • Simulated project results

What is the solution?

  • Project Management the TOC Way Real case: Maintenance of F-16 Israeli Airforce
  • The way to stop bad multitasking by staggering the projects
  • Simulated project results with the DRUM
  • Analysis of the solution
  • How to focus using the Five Focusing Steps:

    Step 1: Identifying the system's constraint

    Step 2: Exploiting the system's constraint

    Step 3: Subordinate everything else to the above decision
  • Simulated project results with the DRUM and BUFFER
  • How do we set priorities? Buffer Management
  • Simulated project results with the DRUM, Buffers and Buffer Management
  • Judging the status of a project

Summary

TOC Insights Content

What to change (what is the problem)?

Part 1

  • Common complaints - Undesirable Effects (UDEs) in project management
  • What is the major cause of their existence?
  • Concentrating on lowering uncertainty. Is it the best way?
  • Proof that the main cause is our mode of operation

Part 2: The Core Conflict

  • Conflict cloud of complaints
  • Practice constructing clouds to analyze conflicts (optional exercise)
  • The project management cloud

Part 3: Direction of the Solution

  • Different ways to confront the Core Conflict

Part 4: The Amount of Safety embedded in realistic estimations

  • The Common Practice
  • How much safety is embedded in estimations?
  • What is the difference between a "realistic estimate" and a "50% chance" estimate?

Part 5: Parkinson's Law

Part 6 & 7: Gains are not transferred

  • Do statistical deviations average out?
  • The Student Syndrome
  • Integration

Part 8: The Vicious Cycle

  • A simulation of a Project

Part 9: The Vicious Cycle: Multi-projects environments

Part 10: Bad multitasking

Part 11: 'What to change' conclusion

What is the solution?

Parts 12 & 13: The Multitasking vicious cycle and its Resolution

Part 14: Staggering

  • The way to stop bad multitasking by staggering the projects

Part 15: Concentrating the safety where it is appropriate: Buffers

Part 16: The Critical Chain method

  • Identifying the system's constraint
  • Exploiting the system's constraint
  • Subordinate everything else to the above
  • Late Start vs. Early Start

Part 17: Buffer Management

Part 18: Measurements

Summary

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Downloadable version of the TOC-SLP:

Within 48 hours after your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email with details to Download and Install your TOC Self Learning Program. The TOC Insights are NOT downloadable and can be accessed on the TOC Insights Web Application ONLY.

Working Notebooks:

The working notebooks are available for users to aid their self learning process when using the TOC-SLP

Click here to download the working notebooks in PDF format (purchase of product and login required)

TOC-SLP Serial Numbers:

Installing your TOC-SLPs requires Serial Numbers provided when the product was purchased.

Click here to retrieve your serial numbers anytime (purchase of product and login required)

System Requirements for the TOC-SLP:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • 32 MB of RAM minimum
  • Internet connection
  • CD-ROM Drive (for the CD-Rom version only)

Uninstalling the TOC-SLP:

When formatting your hard drive, installing or upgrading the operating system, or exchanging the computer, ALWAYS make sure to UNINSTALL the TOC Self Learning Programs first, or else additional installation charges may apply.

TOC Insights Access keys

    You must have an ACCESS KEY to access each TOC Insights. Access Keys are asigned upon purchase of the product.

System Requirements for the TOC Insights>

  • Web Browser
  • 32 MB of RAM minimum
  • Internet connection

Notes to access the TOC Insights:

  • The TOC Insights are available on the TOC Insights WEB APP only.
  • An internet connection is required at all times.
  • Each TOC Insight requires the activation of an Access Key assigned to the user.
  • User may access the TOC Insights as many times as required.
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TOC-SLP Download/CD-ROM
TOC Insights Web Access

GSP Session Web Access
TOC Insights Web Access
(1 year access)

Company Access
GSP Session & TOC Insights

Type of License

Single user, Single viewer
(Windows)

Single user, Single viewer
(Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)

Multiple users, multiple viewers

Format

TOC Insights: Web Application
TOC Self Learning Program:
Download or CD-ROM

TOC Insights: Web Application
GSP Session:
Web Access or TOC Player

LMS (online access through intranet)

Language

English & Spanish

English & Spanish

English & Spanish

Price

US$ 249.00

US$ 129.00

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Notes:

  • TOC Insights are made available on the TOC Inisghts Web Application (English & Spanish only).
  • TOC Self Learning Program is available on CD-Rom (English, Spanish, Portuguese & Czech) or Download format (English & Spanish only). You will be able to install and view the sessions onto up to two computers (Windows) for your personal use and viewing for unlimited time.
  • The GSP Session is available in English, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.