In this podcast, Ricardo makes a tribute to the Israeli physicist Eliyahu Goldratt. He passed away last Saturday, June 11th, 2001 at 64 years of age. Goldratt was one of the most charismatic and revolutionary thinkers of organizational work. He created the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and the Critical Chain Project Management and his studies and researches are the working standards of modern organizations worldwide.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the project critical path and explains that the use of software to calculate the critical path, causes the manager to forget the basics and concepts of project management. Ricardo also explains that the critical path consists of the activities that directly determine the duration of the project and these activities are not necessarily more expensive or riskier in the project.