Critical Chain Project Management: A Case Study in Software Industry
Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) has been a controversial topic with extreme opinions on its merits.
This is in turn partly due to dominance of theoretical debates in CCPM literature as opposed to empirical evidence and cases
studies. This paper presents the findings of a case study research in software industry. Multiple semi-structured interviews and
project documents were used. The paper provides insight into pre-requisites and practicalities of CCPM application such as
accommodating iterative loops and reciprocal dependencies. The findings also provide some perspectives into current debates
in CCPM literature concerning uncertainty, buffer sizing and dealing with large projects.
Index Terms - CCPM, Critical Chain Project Management, Case study, Software Projects