The Project Manifesto describes in an entertaining way practical changes that can lead to better business results using Critical Chain principles and methodologies. We are excited to be using the ideas described in this book to improve our ability to focus our resources and finish our projects.
Tom Wilke , PMO Director, Fortune 500 Company
A fictional story that brilliantly leads to concrete steps that produce results.
Celso G. Calia , Founding Partner, Goldratt Associados Brazil
The Project Manifesto is a work of art! This book takes the form of a novel and it is right up there with Goldratt’s The Goal and DeMarco’s The Deadline for deep insights on real project life delivered through fiction.
Tim Lister , Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, co-author of Peopleware, Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies, and Waltzing with Bears
Rob Newbold and Bill Lynch provide the missing link to Managing Organizations the TOC Way. Rob’s earlier books, Project Management in the Fast Lane and The Billion Dollar Solution, provide the theory and detail of managing projects using Critical Chain Project Management, but the organizational behavior part has always been missing. Many good organizations struggle to invent their own set of run rules to meet the behavioral challenge. I teach that CCPM tools, and the behaviors that CCPM instills, work in any organization. And now, Rob and Bill have concisely and entertainingly given us the Values, Standards and Run Rules to make any organization become more effective—even the home. They should have titled it The Management Manifesto.
Professor James R. Holt , Engineering & Technology Management, Washington State University
Newbold and Lynch have created an exciting, fast-paced, informative story that effortlessly teaches how to better plan, execute, and track programs and projects using processes such as Critical Chain and Agile development. To a new Program or Project Manager, this is a must-read guidebook. To the veteran, it is a must-read refresher. Brilliant!
Allen Warren , Program Director, Fortune 100 High-Tech Company
This is a REALLY good book! Sometimes truth is better revealed through fiction rather than non-fiction. There are basic human truths scattered throughout The Project Manifesto that can make us all better people—improved communicators, more productive workers, and more thoughtful in our relationships.
Dr. Charlene Spoede-Budd , Professor Emeritus, Baylor University