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Identify the Critical Path and How This Path Drives the End Date

  • Tom Mochal
  • Jeff Mochal

Abstract

Before I discuss the critical path, I’ll clarify the definition of schedule float. Float, or slack, refers to a time lag that can occur between two activities without impacting the final deadline. For instance, let’s say you have two activities— A and B. Activity B must start after activity A has finished. If activity B must start right away, there is zero slack. However, if activity B can start two days after activity A finishes without impacting the overall deadline date, then activity B has two days of slack. This does not mean activity B must wait two days. However, if necessary, activity B could wait up to two days without impacting the overall project deadline.

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Project Manager Critical Path Important Activity Entire Project Holiday Season 
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© Tom Mochal and Jeff Mochal 2011

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  • Tom Mochal
  • Jeff Mochal

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