The Future of Critical Chain Project Management
Presented by Richard Zultner
For Critical Chain project management (CC PM) to become the “main way” for project management, it must offer superior results to all project managers on all types of projects, in all project domains. Otherwise, it will be seen as a specialty method, only applicable for certain types of projects.
Over the past twenty years, CCPM has had success with certain types of projects, “schedule-first” projects, such as construction and maintenance-repair-overhaul (MRO) projects. Now, can the power of CCPM be extended to projects where goals other than schedule come first, such as "value-first" New Product Development (NPD) projects?
Scope: CC PM has also succeeded in single-project environments (S-P CC PM), and multi-project environments (M-P CC PM). Can CC PM be extended “upstream” to strategic project planning, and portfolio packaging? (Strategic CC PM)
Tools: to address new types of projects, and new scopes, additional tools are required, such as the Customer Value tree
Case Study: The Melissa Case Study.
About Richard E. Zultner
Richard is an international educator, online teacher, speaker, and pod caster.
He was an Adjunct Professor at the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey for over ten years. He taught MGT 610 Strategic Perspectives on Project Management graduate course, which he developed. This course covered single-project, multi-project, and strategic Critical Chain project management.
Richard was also a Founder of the QFD Institute, a non-profit research organization dedicated to the advancement of Quality Function Deployment. His specialty was the rapid delivery of high-tech software-intensive products using daily management methods such as statistical process control, crossfunctional management techniques such as quality function deployment, and project management paradigms such as critical chain. For his work in this area, he received the International Akao QFD Prize — one of thirty people in the world so honored.
He was an avid student of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. His clients were high-tech softwareintensive organizations ranging from huge corporations to tiny new ventures, in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Richard has a Master's in Management (M.M.) from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor's in Philosophy (A.B.) from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Project Management Professional (PMI),
Jonah (AGI), Certified Critical Chain
Certified Quality Engineer, and Certified
Software Quality Engineer (ASQ),
Certified Quality Analyst (QAI)
Certificate in Data Processing, and
Certified Systems Professional (ICCP)
Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Master
Black Belt, Quality Function Deployment