The success of every organization depends on the success of its projects. Every organization is, essentially, an ongoing collection of unfolding projects. For this reason, the focus of leadership, Boards and C-suites must be on how well and timely these projects are executed.
Projects require a pool of competencies and every person in the company brings a set of competencies at various levels. When we have a way to schedule those competencies into projects, we can truly unlock the potential of all the resources available.
We can facilitate teamwork by removing the barriers that prevent it, orchestrating people's talents and skills in a time-sensitive and continuously evolving Network of Projects.By scheduling available competencies, we gain unprecedented flexibility and we accelerate project completion. This accelerates the achievement of the overall goal of the organization, financial or otherwise.
The Critical Chain algorithm
originally developed by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, has long been adopted by aerospace and military for its effectiveness. Critical Chain schedules projects based on real availability, i.e. finite capacity, it accelerates project completion through realistic estimates of task duration and absorbs the variation that affects all the tasks into one Project Buffer at the end.
It works according to the finite capacity algorithm Critical Chain
It manages the competencies of each resource
It is a multi-project platform
"Ess3ntial" is a software platform that enables managers to work with a network of projects
at at finite capacity by scheduling competencies according to their availability. The engine of the software is the Critical Chain algorithm, appropriately modified by Intelligent Management to account for multiple projects and to manage levels of competencies. We started from the math; we wrote the algorithm, built the code and developed it into the solution you will see. Moreover, we have introduced a statistical understanding of Project Buffer variation that allows a true insight into project progress, far from the fallacies of the three-zone, spec-induced and tampering-prone management approach.
Ess3ntial enables a better future of work.
It addresses the multilayered issue of how to optimize finite resources to maximize throughput. This is critical if we are to generate wealth sustainably and in a way that maximizes Quality of products and services, meaningful Involvement of people and accelerated Flow of project completion.
Ess3ntial is the fruit of 25 years of work from Intelligent Management Inc.
supporting organizations in a continuous feedback cycle between sound theoretical development and on-the-field validation. Ultimately, we are Applied Scientists and our realm of operation is organizations striving for better performance at every level: we are successful if they are.At the very core of all this work there is our vision and drive to provide a meaningful contribution to the advancement of Dr. Deming and Dr. Goldratt's teachings; our goal is, to use the words of Dr. Deming, "the transformation of the prevailing style of management into one of (whole) systems optimization".
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