Hanging Fire Workshop
Understand how proper alignment of actions in planning, scheduling, and management control significantly improve the ability to deliver projects on-time, in-scope, and in-budget
This two-day workshop, based on the book Hanging Fire, by Jeff Cox, Dale Houle, and Hugh Cole, is designed for individuals and leadership teams that want to gain a better understanding of TOC Critical Chain Portfolio Management (CCPM) and how planning, scheduling, synchronization, management control, and alignment of actions work together to deliver projects on-time, in-scope, and in-budget.
The objective of the Hanging Fire Workshop is to help leaders understand how almost subtle changes in their thinking and approach to projects can result in a transformation in results. Using a mixture of lecture, discussion, and simulation, this workshop examines project management as an operational strategy designed and executed to achieve an overall business strategy. Fundamentally, managing workflows as “projects” is an alternative to managing workflows as “production.” These differences, as well as the differences between TOC CCPM and other project management approaches, will be discussed. We will look into the process of formulating, deploying, and maintaining control of project schedules within and across portfolios of projects aimed at delivering the “big three” – on-time, in-scope, and in-budget.
In addition to the above, the workshop will:
- Explore the key elements of project complexity and uncertainty; namely task dependency, shared resources, task variability, and the interaction between them;
- Discuss the importance and means of making visible the cumulative effects of the interaction of dependency and variability at the task and resource level; and
- Identify the changes in Performance Measures, Operational Understanding, and Decision Support that are required to align and enable the necessary Actions to ensure predictable delivery of the desire Outcomes – the “big three.”
Who Should Attend
Senior leaders and leaders from all business functions whose primary business is project-managed, such as
- MRO, Product Design (Engineering), Fabrication or Construction, etc.
Senior Leaders and leaders whose functional area of responsibility included projects, such as:
- Marketing, Product Design (Engineering), Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, or IT/IS
Senior Leaders and leaders whose functional area of responsibility supports or enables projects, such as:
- Finance, Sales, Marketing, Product Design (Engineering), Maintenance, Procurement (Purchasing), Continuous Improvement (CI), or IT/IS
Anyone working in Finance or IT/IS whose responsibilities include Decision Support Requirements definition and/or programming oversight
Hanging Fire: Achieving Predictable Results in an Uncertain World
It is also recommended that you read Critical Chain
US$1,600 per seat
The Hanging Fire Workshop is currently available on a dedicated basis only.
Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy
AGI understands that occasionally circumstances require a change in schedule that results in a registrant not being able to attend a program as planned.
If you wish to CANCEL your registration and receive a full refund, you must submit your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days prior to the program start date. If you submit your request 15 to 29 days before the program start date, you will receive a refund equal to 50% of the full program fee. If you submit your request within 14 days of the program start date, you are not eligible to receive a refund.
If you wish to RESCHEDULE your registration to a LATER date at no charge, you must submit your request via email to email@example.com at least 30 days prior to the program start date. If you submit your request 15 to 29 days before the start of the program, you will be charged a change fee of 10% of the full program fee. If you submit your request within 14 days of the program start date, you will be charged a change fee of 25% of the full program fee.
For those who have rescheduled to a later date, and then wish to cancel, no refund will be given.
You may RESCHEDULE your registration to an EARLIER date at any time if space is available. There is no fee for this change.
You may REPLACE yourself with another attendee at any time at no charge.