Theory of Constraints

Many projects struggle with (external) dependencies. Most of the time these dependencies can not be managed. They are simply out of the control of the project and the project management is only able to monitor and maybe influence. There are however often dependencies that are results of poor project design and therefor occur by choice. These are dependencies between projects (in programmes and in portfolios) and should often be managed by focus on quality.

n 1984 Eliyahu Goldratt wrote the excellent book "The Goal". His vision on the logistical processes and production were widely noticed but at the same time his ideas were extremely logical and even obvious. The vision of Goldratt, named the Theory Of Constraints, focuses strongly on reaching the end result through following an integral process and banning and preventing local o ...

Processes, Themes and Techniques PRINCE2® is a method that aims at controlling a project and (particularly) the role of the project manager. The method in essence shows great common sense and focuses on processes. There are seven main processes described and the method also pays attention to eight main subjects, the Themes, that are handled during the processes. Although PRINCE ...