The myth of buffer time in projects – Part 2

Sabine Pfleger, Monday 05 August 2013 | Reading time: unknown

Part 2: Completing projects in time

Critical Chain - Project heat chart

Adapted from: www.Speed4Projects.Net

Author: Wolfram Müller, Speed4Projects; license agreement: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/legalcode

Last week’s post was about the phenomenon that even though there are generous buffer times, projects often are not completed in time. Most project teams are familiar with the procedure: After a relaxed initial phase, projects become very stressful for all team members. Actual times hardly ever stay below the estimated values.

But how can you avoid this problem?

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