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Critical Chain Slides Part 2

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A series of slides that shows the basics of putting together a Critical Chain Project Plan

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Critical Chain Slides Part 2

  1. 1. Task 1 5 days Time Step 1 – “Normal” Project Plan - Construct the plan in the “Normal Way” Task 2 2 days Task 3 4 days Duration of Project = 11 Days
  2. 2. Time Step 2 - Start Constructing Critical Chain Plan – Get two estimates for each task. One is an “Aggressive Estimate”, the other a “100% Likely Estimate” Task 1 6 days Task 1 2 days Task 2 3 days Task 2 1 day Task 3 5 days Task 3 2 days Aggressive Estimate 100% Likely Estimate Key
  3. 3. Time <ul><li>Step 3 in Constructing Critical Chain Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Construct a plan using the aggressive estimates </li></ul><ul><li>Add a Project Buffer to add to the end of the plan. The buffer is the </li></ul><ul><li>sum of the differences between each tasks’ “100% Likely Estimate” and the “Aggressive Estimate” multiplied by 50% </li></ul>Task 1 2 days Project Buffer 4.5 days Task 2 1 day Task 3 2 days Duration of Project = 9.5 Days (shorter than before!)

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