03 May 2010

Theory of Constraints (ToC) Project Management - A Primer

Want to manage your projects -- both IT-related and non-IT -- better and more effectively. Then take a look at what the Theory of Constraints can do for you.

Click this link: tocpmwhitepaper.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Read the white paper. I think you'll be glad you did.

Then, if you would like help implementing some of these concepts in your organization, contact me directly.



Project Management Software said...

Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. It is sometimes conflated with program management, however technically a program is actually a higher level construct: a group of related and somehow interdependent projects.

RDCushing said...

Thank you for your comment. While I understand the difference between "project" and "program" management, I'm not sure the point you are trying to make in this context. Are you just clarifying the few references to "program management" in the white paper?

Is it your feeling that the ToC approach is not valid for "programs" as well as "projects"?

Web Based Project Management Software said...

Ask yourself who was responsible for identifying and collecting project requirements and were they empowered and accountable? Were they the most appropriate people or just the most senior or worse still – self-appointed?

RDCushing said...

What you say is certainly valid. I have several posts on "requirements gathering" that you may find valuable.