This cutting edge, "how to" manual details proven methods for turning around chronically late, overbudget, and underperforming projects. Project Management in the Fast Lane explains how Theory of Constraints tools can be applied to achieve effective, breakthrough solutions in virtually any environment. It includes a complete discussion of the Criti

Foreword, Preface, About the Author, About APICS Introduction, Endnotes, SECTION I: PROJECT MANAGEMENT TODAY, 1. Bidding for the Project, 2. The Worker's Viewpoint, 3. Hidden Costs: Work-in-Process, 4. Hidden Costs: Lost Productivity, 5. The Generic Current Reality, 6. The Project Manager's Viewpoint, 7. Mirabilia, SECTION II: CRITICAL BUT STABLE, 8. A Critical Chain Schedule, 9. Managing Uncertainty, 10. Resolving the WlP Conflict, 11. Identifying the Critical Chain, 12. Adding Buffers, 13. Planning the Critical Chain Project, SECTION III: GLOBAL VIEWPOINT, GLOBAL LEVERAGE, 14. The Goal, 15. Throughput: Ichiban, 16. The Throughput World: Climbing Out of the Box, 17. Global Improvement: The Five Focusing Steps, 18. Global Improvement: TOC Accounting, 19. The Project Dice Game, 20. Multiple Projects, SECTION IV: IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES, 21. What Is a Schedule?, 22. Measurements, 23. Leveraging The Critical Chain, 24. Weak Links, 25. Implementation Checklist, Endnotes, Afterword, APPENDICES, Index