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Sunday, March 21, 2004


"Just an estimate?" Yep, that's what it is until you base commitments on it. If you are estimating so you can tell powerful people when you will have what done, you better triangulate (use three differing estimation methods and then rationalize them) and use tools like CPM to help you understand your own data. Saying there is no critical path is like saying there is no hammer.

I think you are very right about this. Most experienced CPM practitioners understand that the schedule is just an estimate and that it is one possible model. TOC or any other methodology (after all - TOC is just CPM with contingency anyway) do not change this.

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