Sciforma Introduces Critical Chain Project Management for Faster and More Timely Project Completion
LOS GATOS, Calif.--Mar 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, www.eligoldratt.com , 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:
- Faster completion of projects
- Removal of multi-tasking of individuals and resources
- Managing buffers to protect the Critical Chain and the project finish constraint
- Effective decision making method and a simpler performance evaluation
- Integration of both the human behavioral elements and algorithmic methods into an effective operating unit
“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.
Webinar – March 8, 2012
Sciforma also offers free webinars monthly on the Critical Chain methodology usage within their software. The next one is March 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. PST. Attendees with PMP certification will also receive one free PDU. For more information or to register please visit the website at http://www.sciforma.com/page?id=968.
Sciforma recognizes every company is unique. Our customized software solutions are used by a quarter million people worldwide and are offered on-site, hosted or SaaS. Sciforma 4.0 can be tailored to fit your company’s PPM environment ensuring your processes and methodologies are followed. Sciforma 4.0 is web-based and it gives you extensive insight into all your projects and resources across the enterprise regardless of your geographical location. Its 5 key features are Portfolio Management, Project and Resource Planning, Time Tracking, Reports and Collaboration for your projects. Sciforma offers different packages with Sciforma 4.0 such as Start with PPM (based on the PMBOK methodology), Agile/Scrum, and NPD (New Product Development). Our adaptability is your key advantage! For more information: www.sciforma.com.