Critical chain project management: a diagnostic study on the implementation of ccpm in construction projects at brigade group

Rao, Prakash B and Wilfred, Anup and Farhan, * and Priyanka, P (2012) Critical chain project management: a diagnostic study on the implementation of ccpm in construction projects at brigade group. In: National Conference on contemporary Civil Engineering Research and Practices, April 20-21, M.I.T, Manipal,.

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Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) has emerged in the last few years as a novel approach for managing projects. This paper will introduce critical chain, its basic concepts and a study on the implementation challenges of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) in five of the Brigade projects. It might be said that CPM scheduling concerns itself with only the technical aspects of running a project whereas project management involves the human side. Critical chain scheduling seeks to combine these two aspects of running a project into a single system (Hilbert Robinson and Dr. Robert Richards, 2009). CCPM improves the project plan by ensuring that it is feasible and immune from reasonable common cause variation (uncertainty, or statistical fluctuations). It does this by aggregating uncertainty into buffers at the end of activity paths. Buffer Management enhances measurement and decision making for project control. CCPM implements required changes in resource behaviors, including elimination of date-driven activity performance and bad multitasking. Critical Chain project management also deals with various scheduling issues, including the student syndrome, Parkinson‟s Law. Most of all, CCPM improves the focus of the Project Manager and performers. Projects that use CCPM have a greatly improved record of schedule, cost, and scope performance. CCPM projects normally complete in less than one half of the time of projects using previous planning and control methods (Larry P. Leach, 1997). This paper reports the results of interviews with managers and others closely involved in implementing CCPM. The major findings drawn from the study has shown that different projects face significant hurdles when implementing a new methodology. The hurdles are multifaceted and tied to organizational, cultural and technical factors. Even with the difficulties in implementing the methodology, there was a positive response on the result achieved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 10:58
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 10:58

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