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Think About Project Planning In Terms of Work Packages

For a long long time now I have said we need to think of our work and work planning in terms of “packages of tasks” or work packages. I don’t know exacly know how or where I formulated my thinking but I am pretty sure it comes from leaning about the...

Productivity: The debate over one-person (lead carpenter concept) vs. two (or more) person crews

I’ve been thinking about the issue of “productivity” and the debate over one-person (lead carpenter concept) vs. two (or more) person crews. When I open up my estimating application or crack open a copy of R.S. Means’ Repair and Remodeling Cost...

Thinking About Project Management & Traffic

Twice during the last two weeks I found myself trapped in own neighborhood due to traffic snarls. You see I live on a hill right above a major intersection in northern Westchester County NY where Rte 35 the major East West route in the northern section of the county...

Just Some Various TOC, CCPM, & Project Management Relevant Quotations of Interest I’ve Collected Over Time

“Tell me how you’ll measure me, and I’ll tell you how I behave” —Eliyahu Goldratt ” Tell me how you’ll measure me, and I’ll tell what damn fool things I’ll do to make the measurement look good.” —Tony Rizzo ”...

Suggested Reading for A Theory of Constraints – Critical Chain Project Management ‘Newbie’

I’m asked from time to time as to what books I would suggest for a Theory of Constraints – Critical Chain Project Management ‘newbie’ to read and I think there is a real good one-two-three path for anyone just looking to get started with it....

Great Quotes from Goldratt’s The Goal & Critical Chain

Here’s a list of great quotes from from The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement that I originally found via Duke’s Tool Page which was a great starting point for a bunch of web pages full of good tips and ideas on management created by Duke Rohe of the...