Link to Bluewater Home Page 
Link to Bluewater Home Page Link to Bluewater Services Main Page Link to Bluewater Solutions Main Page Link to Bluewater Resources Main Page Link to Bluewater Clients Main Page Link to Bluewater Support Main Page Link to Bluewater Company Profile Page Link to Bluewater Contact Info Page
Clients Section Icon

Project Portfolios
The Weyerhaeuser Company
Customized Training featuring "Moving to a Critical Chain Approach to Project Management"

The Challenge
The Weyerhaeuser Pulp Business has adopted a revenue growth strategy that requires the development of specialty pulp products. The success of this strategy is directly influenced by the length of time a new product spends in the R&D development process. Weyerhaeuser has adopted Critical Chain resource management and scheduling techniques to minimize the time from product conception to commercialization. Bluewater was asked to develop a project scheduling training program that incorporated the principles of Weyerhaeuser's capital management process, Microsoft Project 2000 and ProChain critical chain scheduling software.

The Process
Bluewater staff developed a two-day, customized training program that incorporated the R&D Group's methodology and current project examples. The training combined classroom lectures, hands-on computer exercises to practice scheduling techniques and a review of current in-progress project schedules. The formal training was supplemented by one-on-one follow-up sessions and help line support for the class participants.

The Results
The training was successfully completed. All of the active R&D projects have been assigned a development priority and resource allocation is being co-coordinated using the features of Microsoft Project and ProChain. The Pulp Business is currently evaluating the application of critical chain planning and resource management to other areas of the organization.

For more information on these services, see our Training page.

Page 2 of 2

Please feel free to contact us for additional information on any of our products and services via any of the following means:

 Telephone (alt)206-790-3610

Green Arrow Icon Print this Page

Copyright 2002-2007, Bluewater Project Management Services, LLC®