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Questions tagged [critical-path]

For questions about the critical path method (CPM) of scheduling projects.

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How do I identify critical path in MS Project?

I'm using MS Project for my project management works. Would like to know how do I identify the critical path of the project and the dependencies?
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Activity on Arrow diagram: simplification allowed when sequence is predecessor of next node

I have to make an AOA diagram in which the following situation occurs: +---+----------------+--------------+ | # | Description | Predecessors | +---+----------------+--------------+ | C | Welding ...
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How to solve the project network diagram

I am having a tough time trying to solve the question given below I am supposed to find the critical path but not able to draw the network diagram. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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How to show critical path INCLUDING completed tasks (in MS Project 2010)

My project is 75% complete and I have no problem getting a nice view in MS Project showing the remaining critical path. However, I want a view that shows how we got to this point, in other words I ...
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Why in PERT the activities duration follows a Beta distribution

studying the details of PERT/CPM, I'm perplexed when I read the formula of duration of an activity is expected time = (opt. time + 4medium + pess. time) ÷ 6 because it's following a Beta ...
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What are the known problems with the Critical Path Method?

I was searching online for a tool which would allow me to take my PERT chart and auto generate a Critical Path Method diagram. However, I was not able to find any google sheets or excel sheets which ...
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How can my PERT diagram take account of my resources?

I want to define the critical path of my project by using a PERT diagram. Let's take a trivial example to show you my problem. I have 4 tasks defined like this: Task A with a duration of 1 day ...
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WBS and PERT diagram

I have a WBS (Work Breakdown structure) which has milestones, outlined tasks (speaking in MS Project terms) and work packages. I want to design a PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) chart based ...
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Critical Path Analysis

I'm currently looking at a past paper question regarding CPA. The question concerns the following subtasks. The subtasks are denoted A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H. Subtask B cannot start until ...
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Two activities generate two activities? (Network diagram)

Hi folks, I have a question regarding to the following table. So I am required to draw a network diagram and a critical path. However, I don't know how I should draw from C,D to G,H and also how I can ...
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critical chain project management

I want to fully learn about critical chain project management in scheduling construction projects. I've gone through many videos and journals, but can't find any clear cut ideas or proof that shows ...
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Earned Schedule results versus Critical Path and Finish Variance results

I am monitoring a schedule right now for a project that is about 57% complete (duration). Looking at it at two different perspectives--Earned Schedule and Critical Path--I am finding results that ...
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Items which feed critical path activities

I'm working on documenting a situation where an activity (call it 'a') which is not itself on the project critical path has a direct impact on an activity (call it 'b') which is on the project ...
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Automatic Dependency Generator

I have a list of datasets which are required to deliver a large project. The project is comprised of various products. Each product has a requirement for one or more of the datasets. I am want to ...
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Critical Path in agile project

I am doing a fairly large project ( by my standards) and I have opted to take a agile approach to this; in that I will be doing the project in sprints. There is no team, just me and my client, ...
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time management

After you determine the activity durations, you have a range associated to the it (duration +/- sigma). If you now want to determine the critical path in the network diagram what figure should you ...
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Can dependencies in a critical path method be determined accurately?

I am looking for an answer to a question I received during a test on PM theory: In a critical path method, dependencies between activities can be: accurately determined; estimated approximately.
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New team with little to no management of work and lack of processes

I have been working with my current employer for a little over and 2 and half years now and shortly, I'll be moving away from my current team to a new team within the same department. A few days ago, ...
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How to show secondary and tertiary critical path in MS Project?

Is it possible to show the secondary and/or tertiary critical path in Microsoft Project? The view menu has a way to filter to only those tasks without slack (i.e. the critical path), but is there a ...
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What is the “critical path” when drawing an activity-on-node network diagram that doesn't converge?

I'm studying for a software engineering final that covers project management, and am having a little bit of trouble with actually drawing network diagrams. The problem is, I've followed the table ...
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Slack value in a project network diagram?

Can you please tell me how can I use the slack value in my network diagram to readjust it(if it is applicable)? Using the following table, I have calculated the slack value and drawn a network diagram....
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Excluding MS project, what software can be used to determine Critical Path?

Being new to this field, I've read quite about Critical Path and now understand its important to closing a project on time and on budget. I don't have MS Project, so as an alternative, what's a solid ...
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Is there any online or free software to draw CPM? [closed]

Are there any online or free tools for drawing Critical Path using the CPM method? I already calculated all ES, EF, LS, LF and other parameters, now I'm looking for a tool to draw it. There doesn't ...