The Fundamental Limitation in Project Management
An open discussion between Eli Schragenheim and Sanjeev Gupta
Facilitated by Guy Brill
REPLAY July 12-14, 2018
Eli and Sanjeev will discuss Sanjeev’s assertion that while CCPM is useful, it doesn’t remove the fundamental limitation in project management.
Is the fundamental limitation that organizations don’t know how to manage safeties required in the face of uncertainties, or is it that project planning structures available today are impractical in the uncertain world of projects?
About Sanjeev Gupta:
Sanjeev has founded two companies to provide TOC solutions, Thru-Put Technologies and Realization Technologies. Thru-Put was named a Top 5 vendor of manufacturing planning and scheduling software by AMR Research in 1997, and Realization has helped its clients generate more than $4B in additional cash and profits by completing their projects faster.
Sanjeev has an BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and an MS in Management and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
About Eli Schragenheim:
Eli Schragenheim is a well known international management educator and consultant active in various fields of management like corporate strategy, supply chain, project management, shop-floor control, IT and HR. He has worked with a huge variety of organizations all over the world, including public-sector organizations, industrial, high-tech and start-ups.
Since he has joined Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the famous creator of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in 1985, Eli Schragenheim has taught, spoken at conferences and consulted worldwide, including the US, Canada, Britain, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Germany, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, India, China and Japan.
Eli Schragenheim is also known for his own software simulators and management games designed to experience the thinking and potential of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in complex environments.
Eli Schragenheim was a partner in the A.Y. Goldratt Institute, after that he was a director in The Goldratt Schools. Now he is managing his international activity as the president of Elyakim Management Systems (1992) Ltd., a company registered in Israel. He is also a board member of TOCICO – the TOC International Certificate Organization, a non-profit organization that was created by Dr. Goldratt to spread the TOC knowledge in the world and unite the TOC experts to make TOC the main way to manage organizations.
He is the author of several books on various aspects of management. His first book Management Dilemmas (1998) showed a variety of problematic situations in management and the rigorous analysis leading to the right solution. Next he collaborated with William H. Dettmer in writing Manufacturing at Warp Speed. In this book the new concept of Simplified-DBR, now a key concept in production planning according to TOC, was introduced. He also collaborated with Carol A. Ptak on ERP, Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, and with Dr. Goldratt and Carol Ptak on Necessary But Not Sufficient. In 2009 his book Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed, with William H. Dettmer and Wayne Patterson was published. The new book contains much of the new developments of TOC in operations in the last 10 years. He also contributed two chapters for the Theory of Constraints Handbook, edited by Cox and Schleier published in 2010 by McGraw-Hill.
About Guy Brill
Guy was part of Elbit Systems' management for more than 20 years holding a variety of executive management positions in business and operations. Guy led the first implementation of CCPM using Concerto at Elbit Systems working closely with Dr. Eli Goldratt and Sanjeev Gupta. Guy is a management consultant serving on the BOD of several companies in the areas of logistics and E-commerce. Lately, he supported the implementation of CCPM using Concerto in a home security company.
Guy has an B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel, an M.Sc. in Management from the Polytechnic University New York and participated in the Advanced Management Program by the Harvard Business School, Boston, U.S.A.