Critical Path Evaluation

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The reason for creating a CPM is effective TIME planning& COST planning for project

Any project with interdependent activities can apply this method of mathematical analysis.

CPM calculates the longest path of planned activities to the end of the project, and the earliest and latest that each activity can start and finish without making the project longer.

This process determines which activities are "critical" (i.e., on the longest path) and which have "total float" (i.e., can be delayed without making the project longer).

A project can have several, parallel, near critical paths. An additional parallel path through the network with the total durations shorter than the critical path is called a sub-critical or non-critical path.

- One of the most important things to formulate a CPM is to identify the activities crucial to your project.

- We used the SDLC model to identify the list of activities for drawing out the CPM

This table shows the list of activities crucial to our project


* Networks typically flow from left to right * Arrows indicate precedence and flow


This is the 2nd non critical path for our project


* This network shows the critical path for our project * Sum total of time required for each activity along this path was the highest. * This essentially gives us an idea about the time frame of our project

After identifying the critical path you can decide to - - either fastrack your project by running the float activities parallely or Crash the project by adding more…...

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