drumdrum - 1. In operations, the schedule of the constraint - the "drumbeat" of the organization. 2. In multi-project critical chain project management, the resource whose capacity or capabilities determine the staggering of projects.
Usage: Project management organizations typically have more projects active than they can handle without multitasking. A schedule for the drum can be used to stagger projects, thereby reducing both the need for and the opportunity for multitasking, and increasing overall project flow.