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Improving Project Portfolio Performance with Buffers

View the TOCICO 2015 presentation “Improving Project Portfolio Performance with Buffer-Type Flexibility and Task-level DBR”


Utah’s SUCCESS Framework on the Inside, for Success on the Outside

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren

View the “Working with the SUCCESS Framework on the Inside, for Success on the Outside” presentation at TOCICO 2015.


See a video clip of our presentation at TOCICO

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren

NOVACES and its collaborators are excited to have been selected for several presentations at 2015 TOCICO in Cape Town. Below is information about one of our presentations or click here to watch a promo video. Improving Project Portfolio Performance with Buffer-Type Flexibility and Task-level DBR Bahadir Inozu, Ph.D., NOVACES, LLC Mike Hannan, Fortezza Consulting Hilbert […]


Our work in Utah was featured on the Governor’s blog!

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren

Recently our work with the State of Utah was highlighted on Governor Herbert’s blog. To read his post, check out this link: http://blog.governor.utah.gov/2014/08/why-it-matters-the-effort-to-reduce-recidivism/


Improvements from State of Utah’s SUCCESS Program Adds Jobs for Inmates and Doubles Revenue at Utah Correctional Industries

Submitted By: Robyn Burghard

Utah’s SUCCESS Program led by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has reported positive results on an initiative that supports of Governor Herbert’s mission to reduce recidivism (the relapse of criminal behavior) in the State. NOVACES, a management consulting firm that provides performance improvement solutions to the government, is teamed with Goldratt Research […]


Using Current Reality Tree to Reduce Billing Errors for a Healthcare Client

Submitted By: Bob Sproull

In my last posting I told you I would take a look at some other performance metrics and see how they impact our improvement efforts. I’m going to delay that posting because I want to share an experience I had with one of my healthcare client’s teams. Although I won’t go into the details of […]


Update #2 on Emergency Department “Door to Doc” Time

Submitted By: Bob Sproull

The Emergency Department improvement team began developing their current state process map and found out very early on that imagining their process and getting it down on paper was not an easy task.  There were disagreements for sure on how the actual process looks, but the most difficult thing was deciding how to map out […]


Higher Parts Availability With Less Inventory: A Case Study at Turkish Airlines Technic

Submitted By: Dr. Bahadir Inozu

Recently Dynamic Replenishment principles were successfully applied to Turkish Airlines Technic’s aircraft parts inventory system. The inventory, in this case, supported its maintenance and repair function, which is of vital significance to its operations in addition to maintaining third party aircraft. The aircraft on the line were either company owned or contracted from other airlines. Production […]


Emergency Department “Door to Doc” Time

Submitted By: Bob Sproull

Beginning January 7th I will be leading a team of hospital employees working on a problem in the Emergency Department (ED) of their hospital.  There is a metric that is tracked which measures the length of time from when the patient enters the Emergency Department until the medical screening exam begins by the physician known […]


Government Funded & Public Works Programs Adopt Critical Chain Project Management to Counter Impact of Budget Cuts

Submitted By: Brian MacClaren

Large scale infrastructure projects focused on building or repairing mass transportation systems, communication networks, power grids and public utilities require vast resources, community-wide support and disciplined management. Without consensus, focus and commitment, these multi-year, multi-million dollar initiatives can quickly stretch out of scope, over budget and off schedule. Local, state and federal government agencies are […]

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