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Critical Path and Critical Chain - Can They Work in Harmony?


Critical Path and Critical Chain - Can They Work in Harmony?

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the application of the Theory of Constraints (ToC) to projects, including the five concepts associated with Critical Chain (CC), and how this would change the project’s course from failure to success. The discussion will include the review of a real-world project example that was impacted by multiple types of critical constraints, and how the proper implementation of the ToC would have changed the course of its outcome.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the real goal of any business
  • Learning about the Three Theory of Constraints Measurements
  • Reflecting on the relevance between it and the Three Earned Value Management Measurements
  • Understanding the Five Theory of Constraints FOCUS Steps into depth
  • Learning about the Critical Path and Critical Chain concepts
  • Understanding how to transfer a Critical Path into a Critical Chain
  • Reflecting all the learnings on a real world-class bridge project and applying the discussed methodology


Ihab Girgis



Ihab is originally from Cairo, Egypt (yes, the land of pharaohs!) where he completed his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, and since then he has been working in the field of Project Controls and Project Management for a variety of projects, starting with structural steel fabrication and construction, then moving to the UAE where he worked between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in multiple international companies and projects that involve mega-bridge construction, LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) marine terminals, and hydrocarbons extraction, processing & transportation. Finally, he settled in Canada 8 years ago where he has been involved in mining, pipelines, and terminals projects. He has recently earned his Master's degree in Project Management, in addition to his PMP, CCP and DASM certificates. Project Management has been his passion and profession for his entire career. He is married and a proud father to two amazing kids. He enjoys cycling, hiking, camping, and volunteering as a Scouter with his local scouts' group.

Event Information


Member - Complimentary

Non-Member - $5.00

Registration will close Thursday, December 9, 2021


One (1) PDU are applicable for PMPs who attend this webinar.

The talent triangle allocation is 0.5 - Technical and 0.5 - Strategic and Business Management


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Presentation time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Q&A/Post-Presentation Discussion: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM




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Type of category: Webinar

Type of activity: Technical, Strategic Business Management skills

Date: 11 December 2021

Hour: 10:00 to 11:30

Language: English

# of PDUs: 1