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10. Eliminate slogans, exhortations, and targets for the work force asking for zero defects and new levels of productivity. Such exhortations only create adversarial relationships, as the bulk of 36 Critical Chain Project Management the causes of low quality and of low productivity belong to the system and thus lie beyond the power of the work force. 11. (a) Eliminate work standards (quotas) on the factory floor. Substitute leadership. (b) Eliminate management by objective. Eliminate management by numbers, numerical goals.
However, statistical techniques enable us to predict with known precision the likely results of numerous trials from a production system and to separate out the special causes of variation requiring corrective action. While knowledge of variation has been used to great profit in production operations, it has not (until now) been used to improve project performance. The PMBOK Guide and the supporting literature we have examined fail to differentiate between common cause variation and special cause variation, a major oversight in the current theory.
32 Critical Chain Project Management Project management *Critical chain impacts *shaded blocks. 2 PMBOK areas identify the project system. These process phases roughly correspond to the phases of a project, but there is considerable overlap. The PMBOKTM Guide emphasizes that there are relationships and interactions between most of the project system processes. Perhaps the most important element of successful projects is the project team. An able leader and an effective team can achieve project success despite a flawed system.