Sciforma Introduces Critical Chain Project Management For Faster and More Timely Project Completion

LOS GATOS, CA.- March 6, 2012-Sciforma Corporation,the Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) software innovator, today announced the implementation of robust Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Methodology into Sciforma 4.0. CCPM is a single- or multi-project planning, execution and management approach which emphasizes resource utilization rather than individual task absolute start and stop times. Critical chain-based project management was developed by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, , a physicist, who introduced this method in his book “Critical Chain” in 1997.

Project managers are often frustrated by not being able to deliver on schedule and within budget given limited available resources. Goldratt’s critical chain project management approach has a proven track record of dramatically improving both metrics of project performance given the same set of deliverables and resources. Sciforma 4.0 implements a robust version of the Critical Chain methodology, supporting such features as planning backwards from a target end date, removal of resource contention, critical chain identification, automatic buffer calculation and insertion, and automatic buffer absorption during project execution. Maximizing project throughput in your organization is also simplified in Sciforma 4.0 by Multiproject Synchronization with the identification of drum resources. These features are seamlessly integrated into Sciforma 4.0 to help speed up projects and ensure their success.

As a result, implementing CCPM with the Sciforma tool is simpler and requires less effort by the project team in both the planning and tracking phases of the projects. Specifically, using CCPM in Sciforma 4.0 will deliver the following benefits:

“The CCPM methodology was implemented in Sciforma 4.0 by popular request from our customer base. In Sciforma 4.0, the project managers have a tool that will improve the planning and execution of projects, often resulting in their completion ahead of schedule and on or under budget” said Annabelle Stanton, vice president of sales and marketing for Sciforma.


Sciforma also offers free webinars monthly on the Critical Chain methodology usage within their software. For more information or to register please visit the website at Webinar.