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Books by Mark Woeppel

Latest Book by Mark Woeppel

Visual Project Management: Simplifying Project Execution to Deliver On Time and On Budget

Visual Project Management: Simplifying Project Execution to Deliver On Time and On Budget is a groundbreaking addition to the project management body of knowledge. This work, based on extensive research and testing, is a practical project delivery practice guide, providing the principles and practices you need to deliver your projects on time within budget. Combining elements from the PMBOK®, Agile, Lean and the Theory of Constraints, Woeppel lays out a framework to speed the completion of any project while reducing risk and holding the line on budgets.

Combining elements from the PMBOK®, Agile, Lean and the Theory of Constraints, Woeppel lays out a framework to speed the completion of any project while reducing risk and holding the line on budgets.

Along with explaining the ViewPoint project execution methodology, the book showcases many different case studies illustrating the application of visual project management principles. Written in a no-nonsense, straightforward way, this book is certain to be one of your most valued leadership development books.

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    “If you are looking to improve your project performance, you need to read this book. This book gives you a solid road map to successfully execute your projects on time and on budget. The topics, which are presented in a clear and concise manner, can be applied to any project environment. The examples in the book help bring the ideas to life and show how the ideas really work in practice. This is a book I would highly recommend. “
    -Jennifer Thompson

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    “This book is a must read if you’re involved in project management or development. Mark explains the reason why most projects fail and provides the key elements to successful project execution. You will be surprised to read that the solution does not require better planning, but better execution with a focus on metrics, people and behavior.”
    -Stephane Luthi

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    “I have been working in project management science 1984, most of the books offer almost the same content with a few innovative ingredients. This is different. A refreshing change of concepts, useful form the novice to the advanced project manager. I’m sure the reader will gain new powerful knowledge, easy to put into practice to achieve great results, such as the ones I’m beginning to get.”
    – Juan Cisneros

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    “Honestly? I wish I’d read this book 20 years ago. It’s a “how to” book. You’ll learn how to make good project promises, through good planning, and then how to keep those promises, through good execution. Mark’s advice is pragmatic, it’s easy to understand, and vitally, it doesn’t just work in theory, as you read it, it works in the real world.”

    -Clark Ching, author of Rolling Rocks Downhill

Other books by Mark Woeppel

Manufacturer’s Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints

Everyone in business today has heard of the Theory of Constraints, developed by Eli Goldratt in his groundbreaking book The Goal. However, very few people know how to implement it in a manufacturing organization. The Manufacturer’s Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints answers all your questions and more.

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints contains advice and examples to present readers with a proven method of implementation and short cuts to success. You will find a wealth of resource material, procedures, and policies that help you avoid costly mistakes and speed up your implementation process.

  • December 7, 2000
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    The Manufacturer’s Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints, by Mark Woeppel, is the most practical source for the hands-on, how-to, information and education needed to improve manufacturing companies. I have already implemented some of the ideas in this book – and we have seen real impact on our clients performance AND quality of life.”
    -William D. Bacchich

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    “This book is not just for manufacturers, but holds enormous value to any operation. I am impressed by how much practical help is packed into this book. It bridges the gap between a training program or reading books on implementing the Theory of Constraints in Operations and the detailed work that must be done. This book is a must to ensure both a successful and a lasting implementation of Drum, Buffer, Rope and Buffer Management in Operations.”
    -Gerald I. Kendall

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    “Mark’s book is an excellent, easy to understand read, which I found extremely helpful. Most books on TOC deal with a lot of theory, or case studies. This is the first book I’ve read that goes into incredible detail on how to implement TOC using the author’s years of experience in this field. A must-read if you are planning to implement TOC.”
    -Robert Spector

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    Having worked with Mark since 1993 on our TOC implementation and refinement, I can tell you that Dixie Iron Works would have been where we are that much quicker, had this book already been written. A MUST-read for the TOC implementation you want to proceed smoothly and quickly.”
    -Gerard Danos

Projects in Less Time: A Synopsis of Critical Chain

Anyone who has managed a project knows how difficult it is to finish on time. If you’ve managed many projects, your frustration is even greater; you not only have to finish on time, but in less time.
Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) has been hailed as the biggest innovation in project management in 40 years. Projects in Less Time; A Synopsis of Critical Chain by Mark J. Woeppel explains the main ideas behind this breakthrough concept. Woeppel builds on a short, easy to understand synopsis of Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s pioneering book, Critical Chain, by deftly augmenting it with commentary, case studies and implementation advice. Readers not only gain a meaningful appreciation for the ideas behind CCPM, they clearly see significant implications for real projects

  • December 1, 2005
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    “I found this book a great supplement and synopsis of Dr. Goldratt’s book Critical Chain. It isn’t that Goldratt’s book is a tough read, in fact it is entertaining and straightforward, But Mark’s book is a great addition to the novel. He adds detailed analyses, concise examples, and opens up another layer to the novel that can make for a richer experience. It adds more depth and another perspective that I found valuable as a leaders, an instructor, and a coach for TOC/CCPM in the professional world.”
    -Darren Sefton

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    “Mark does an excellent job relating the important parts of Goldratt’s story to the actions needed to begin to reduce much of the chaos that attends projects in most organizations. He sharpens the focus of Goldratt’s work and translates the key ideas into usable information. A valuable addition to any project manager’s library.”
    -Larry Leach

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    “If you are in a hurry and want to understand the essence of Critical Chain this is the book to read. There aren’t many wasted words but the important TOC concepts are covered and even expanded upon in this synopsis of Goldratt’s Critical Chain. It would be well worth any project manager’s time to read this book.”
    -Joseph Walton