Traditional PM has critical chain benefits

Today, I was trying to figure out how to incorporate some of the benefits of Critical Chain project managing into the traditional PM methodology that most companies use. I wanted to focus on one aspect of CC that could bring the greatest benefit to the project manager, if not, with minimal overhead. This may have been mentioned before, but it is something I haven’t seen. I have found that most CC proponents have an all-or nothing mentality. They wouldn’t normally write about this hybrid approach. Here’s what I came up.
Parkinson’s Law
Parkinson’s Law, which states that work expands to fill (and often exceeds) the time allotted, is one of the most dangerous ways to slip on schedule. I don’t believe people are doing nothing because they think they have enough time. People may be doing additional analysis and developing ideas that could lead to useful features. As a developer, I can honestly say that my coworkers and me did this a lot. We were good-intentioned and did great work. However, I can safely say that not all of the things we worked with addressed a specific customer need. They were little experiments, and developers love to try new things.
Project management is difficult because of finite resources, time and budget. Stakeholder needs are the most important thing. They will be satisfied if you do what you promised. These deliverables must be addressed first. If you have some time, I would suggest that you do some small experiments that could add value.
How can you make sure resources are spending their time on the’meat’ and not on desert? I don’t suggest micro-management. This is time-consuming, self-destructive, demoralizing for the staff, and self-destructive.
The Method
Let’s instead inject a critical chain approach into the way you manage this project. To allow for slack in the eye of the estimator, estimates for tasks are often exaggerated. Let’s use the CC method to remove slack and create a buffer and apply it only to the lower levels, whether for individual tasks or a series of tasks. Cut 20% off the scheduled time. I wouldn’t mind with anything less than 40 hours. This is your deadline. The time between the official deadline and the management buffer is the management buffer. Communicate openly with your team and let them know what’s going on. The goal is to complete the task by the new deadline. If they’re done by the deadline, they can then spend some time doing “Google-ish”, creative brainstorming and experimentation. If they are not, the project manager will become more involved, helping to remove roadblocks, and providing more resources. The PM should have been doing this all along. But now is the time for you to double your efforts. It is important to inform the team that if they miss the deadline, it won’t be the end of the world. It shouldn’t be considered a negative thing. It’s an alert system that everyone should be aware of. There’s a chance they will miss the deadline or not meet it on time. Be mindful of the critical path when making decisions. You may need to let a non-critical task go in order to tackle a critical one.
This way, the resources are forced to complete the tasks that lead to the specified deliverable first and add the greatest value. This doesn’t require you to adjust your official schedules or add paperwork overhead. This is a management technique.
I think it would be great if we could “eat our frogs” as a developer, or in a team. Then we can either start the next t.

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