The best way to understand the critical path is to calculate activity dates and total float, so you can determine which activities are critical and why.
- [Instructor] The best way to understand…the critical path is to calculate activity dates…and total float…so you can determine which activities…are critical and why.…Total float is the time an activity…can move earlier or later…without affecting the project finish date.…Total float equals an activity's late finish…minus its early finish.…Late finish is the latest date an activity can finish…without delaying the project finish date.…
Early finish is the earliest date it can finish.…You also calculate total float using late start…minus early start.…To see how this works,…let's calculate part of the example project's critical path.…The first step is called a forward pass…which calculates the early start…and early finish for every activity.…You start at the project start date…and use durations to determine…the early starts and early finishes.…
Writing chapter seven and eight starts on April 28th.…Its duration is two weeks…so its early finish is two weeks after April 28th…which is May 11th.…For write chapters nine through 12,…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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