PD-Trak offers Critical Chain Software (CCPM software) as an add-on to Microsoft
. The Critical
Chain Project Management
methodology has been touted by many as the most
important development in the project management field in
In contrast to the traditional Critical Path method, the Critical Chain
Project Management method
uses more aggressive task duration estimates
in combination with buffers that are monitored as the project is
executed. The method creates a team dynamic where team members
work together to protect the buffers.
When properly implemented,
this can result in dramatic improvements in on time completion of
for a more detailed description of the Critical Chain
Project Management methodology.
The Critical Chain Gantt Chart tool in
PD-Trak can be purchased as part of the
for use with the
PD-Trak Project and Portfolio
Management system or can be purchased seperately for use on a stand-alone
basis. When purchased seperately the tool comes with an interface file
that allows new Critical Chain Gantt Chart
files to be created based on
license codes that can be purchased. The stand-alone system
price is $2,000 which
includes five (5) Critical Chain Gantt Chart files.
Additional files can be created by purchasing license codes for $1,000
five (5) files.
Requirements for Use
The PD-Trak Critical Chain Gantt Chart
tool requires the use of Microsoft ProjectTM
2003 or later. The tool can
be implemented internally on a LAN
directory or delivered as a hosted service
with high speed web access.