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Saturday, October 05, 2002
• Reforming Project Management is, as Hal Macomber, author of the linked blog describes it, about ”exploring the emerging theory and practice of lean project delivery.” As in many other things “lean,” there seems to be a great deal in common with the TOC view of projects, as nondeterministic endeavors that need to maintain the focus on linkages or “conversations” between dependencies and respect the inevitable variation in performance.
The Reforming Project Management blog is starting a set of entries on project control. The first installment says ”about control of more complex systems . . . the first rules are clear. Control the last variable while keeping the others within some range, and tightly couple the detection of variance to the control gate.” It sounds like it’s in sync with concepts that underlie Critical Chain’s Buffer Management, as well as its advice to focus on tasks until complete, assign resources as late as possible, and to eschew the idea of trying to control the details of the project in execution, but worry instead about its dynamics.
All I know is that Hal’s blog has intrigued me enough to add to my public “blogroll,” a set of links found somewhere in the grey column to the right.
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