Project Management Philosophy
Many different philosophies have been introduced to the project management arena recently. We are firm believers in learning all new methods and adopting the best input from each. We believe that there is no substitution to a solid management process done using a commercial PM software and managed by a strong PM.
To ensure the success of the project we believe in implementing the critical chain methodology in the design of a project network, and the hidden critical paths in the scrutiny of the plan. The critical chain process is done in three stages.
All activities and relationships are defined on a Gantt chart. The real duration of each activity is determined, and the excess time is compiled into a project buffer. The time saved is divided by three parts; one goes to the activity owners, another remains in the central project buffer, and the last part is subtracted from the overall duration of the project. This usually saves significant time and adds to the project stability.
After the creation of the Gantt chart, we identify the critical chain and all the hidden critical chains (hidden critical chains are linked activities that have less than 10% slack from start to finish), we create a contingency plan for each of the critical chains and publish the priorities among all participants. This method allows us to locate obstacles well before their actual due date.