- How Employers Can Make Us Stop Multitasking
Harvard Business Review, May 2012
This blog post presents the dangers of organizational multitasking and provides three steps to prevent it.
- Project Management Technology Keeps Critical Chain Bright
Aviation Maintenance, February 2012
Case studies of Delta TechOps, Lufthansa Technik, and the U.S. Navy’s Cherry Point Fleet Readiness Center describe the results achieved through implementing flow-based process.
- This year, resolve to do less multitasking
CNN Money, January 2012
The dangers of individual and organizational multitasking are presented, as well as practical hints on how to stay focused and boost productivity.
- Lean Enhancements
Aviation Week Overhaul & Maintenance, December 2011
Delta Air Lines applied flow-based process to projects and realized a 23 percent increase in engine throughput and a 30 percent reduction in project completion times.
- Budget steady, CCPM work continues
NASA Dryden X-Press, November 2011
This internal newsletter article details the benefits and challenges of Critical Chain and presents a snapshot of its implementation at NASA’s Dryden Center.
- Six Lessons from a Lightning ERP Rollout
InfoWorld, November 2011
Six lessons learned from Daiwa House’s successful and early SAP launch despite the interruption by the Tohuku earthquake.
- Organizational Multi-tasking
Zen, Project Management, and Life, November 2010
This blog post explains why multitasking is an enemy of productivity and also discusses the importance of ensuring that all project contributors know the priority of project work at a task level.
- FRCSE returns grounded P-3s to Fleet ahead of schedule
Aviation News, October 2010
Assisted by Realization’s Concerto tool and related process improvements, the P-3 Orion Product Team reduced work-in-process by 41 percent, increased throughput from .67 aircraft to 1.19 aircraft per month, with a 29 percent improvement in on-time deliveries, and no additional workforce.
- How CCAD Tackled A Growing Workload
Rotor & Wing, January 2010
Detailed account of the implementation of Critical Chain Project Management and Realization’s Concerto tool on MRO projects at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, one of two U.S. Army Aviation/Missile depots.
- Home Run
MRO Management, Spring 2007
Delta TechOps, an MRO operation, employed Theory of Constraints and Lean principles as part of its contribution to Delta Air Lines’ turnaround.
- Back on the Runway
APICS Magazine, March 2006
Step-by-step account of the implementation of Critical Chain Project Management to MRO operations for the C-5 aircraft at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
- Bringing Discipline to Project Management
Harvard Business Review, March-April 1998
This review of Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s book, Critical Chain, provides a basic primer of Goldratt’s ideas and concludes that their successful implementation depends on committed and far-sighted leadership.
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