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Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is a project management methodology introduced in 1997 by Eliyahu (Eli) M. Goldratt. It applies Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) to resolve project task and delivery issues.
CCPM addresses issues related to project timing, increased costs, performance and under-delivery, versus traditional methods, such as critical path, where the emphasis is placed on tight scheduling and ordered tasks.
CCPM approaches projects by applying the following steps: