A place for startup entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
Entrepreneurs are juggling different projects all the time, in product development, marketing campaigns, customer service, et al. When handling multiple projects, often a capital resource (including a human with special skills) is shared between them. The Critical Path technique of Project Management provides an optimum schedule, assuming availability of requisite resource when scheduled. Since special resources are shared and scarce, their application to projects cannot make this assumption. Critical Chain techniques plan the schedule considering resource in addition to time. Application of related techniques also helps manage time-buffers and also plan resource-buffers at optimum risk levels. The task of monitoring projects is significantly eased by letting him/her focus on status of few special buffers. CCPM derives from the Theory Of Constraints, its power to zoom up efficiencies with optimal risks and minimal (no) additional resources.
This is the theme of the breakfast meeting scheduled for Thursday,12th April. Participants will understand the technique and share experiences of how they deployed this ( without being explicitly aware ) in different unrelated ‘crunch situations’ in their businesses.
This discussion is led by Dilip Thosar.
Dilip an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad, with around 25 years of experience in the Indian IT industry. He has led various functions (Marketing, Software Delivery, Business Unit Head) at corporate leaders like TEC, UTC, Wipro and Hexaware. He has run his own company, started in collaboration with Persistent Systems. He now works with various Business schools to upgrade employability and leadership qualities of management post- graduates, and coaches executives in various corporates on quantitative business techniques and leadership skills.