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The Triple Constraints in Project Management by Michael S. Dobson

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CHAPTER 4

Strategies for Managing Time-Driven Projects

There is a structural bias in many of the tools of project management in favor of time as the driver of the project. Cost management tools are derived for the most part from counterparts in the finance and accounting world, reasonably enough (earned value analysis being the notable exception), and performance management tools are necessarily topic-specific. The tools most famously associated with the project manager’s toolbox—the Gantt Chart, PERT, CPM—manage the time constraint. After all, the characteristic that all projects have in common is that they end (or at least they are supposed ...

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