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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 20. Other Project Management Approaches

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Understand the critical chain concept and how to implement it

  • Learn about agile project management for less well-defined projects

“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.”

AL BERNSTEIN

For years, project managers have identified, tracked, and managed the critical path to deliver projects on time and within budget. Several years ago, the critical chain appeared on the project management scene. Unlike the critical path, the critical chain takes resource constraints into account to determine the most important path to manage. Managing the critical chain increases your chance of completing a project on time, often in less time than the duration of ...

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