Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Filtering to show the critical path, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
Now that we've reduced our project down…to less than the 30 day requirements,…we can review the critical path.…These items should be the items that we're…seeing in red within our file.…We'd just like to focus on those…so we're going to go up to the view ribbon…and select the critical filter.…This applies a column called critical to our project file…and displays only the tasks that meet that criteria.…So we'll also insert that column by going to the start…column, right-clicking, and selecting insert column…and we'll find the critical field.…
As you can see those are all listed as 'yes'.…Now if we remove the filter by returning back…up to the critical filter drop-down and selecting either…clear filter or no filter, we'll then be able to see…the non-critical tasks where the value is set to 'no'.…Now any changes within the dependencies or durations…within a project may change the critical path so you may…need to reapply the filter if you do make those changes…by going back to that filter drop-down.…
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- Managing auto-scheduled tasks
- Checking task links
- Adding lag and buffers
- Fixing an incomplete critical path
- Setting a baseline
- Using lead and lag times
- Fast-tracking and crashing tasks
- Adding resources
- Executing the schedule