Why does a simple triangle fully define a Project? The Triple Constraint

Triple Constraint - Triangle
Draw a triangle. Put scope, time, and cost around the three sides. Now put Resources in the center. You have just fully captured the parameters of a Project! Customer satisfaction, quality, and risk are all about real or perceived variability in one or more of these.  This beautiful, simple model, called the Triple Constraint, drives all Projects and all Goal-oriented activity.

Project Management can be mastered with a class from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting.

In the Intro to Project Management course we cover the Triple Constraint triangle plus other pertinent topics such as:

  • Controlling risks
  • Managing scope creep
  • Staying within budget
  • Completing projects on time
  • How to lay out a project the simple, professional way
  • The Triple Constraints, and why you must use them
  • Gantt Charting and other planning tools
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Conducting effective meetings
  • Building a Project Plan
  • Scheduling
  • Assessing Project Risks
  • Contingency Planning
  • Controlling Change
  • Closing Out a Project

This class is suitable for anyone who needs to have more successful project outcomes. This includes individuals from every department in a company, not just the Project Management Office. Many attendees will not have the title “Project Manager”.

The class is also appropriate for both experienced project managers who have never been exposed to formal approaches and new project managers who want to start their careers in the right direction.