Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Filtering to show multiple critical paths, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Now that we have our project file…down to the 30-day constraint window,…we'd like to look at additional items…that might be possible.…We no longer need the Critical column,…so we're going to hide that column.…So I've right-click on that column…and I'm selecting Hide Column.…I want to look at a threshold around the critical path…to determine how far away…are some of the non-critical activities.…So, I'm going to scroll down…to the bottom of the project file…where I can see I have additional non-critical activities.…
I'm going to go to the File ribbon…and select Options.…And on the Options, I'm going to select Advanced…and scroll down to the bottom.…On this particular dialog box,…I can see that tasks are critical…if slack is less than or equal to zero.…That's my current setting.…However, I might want to increase that value to two…so that I can see tasks that are close or near critical.…I then want to press OK.…And as you can see, near critical tasks now…go on to the critical path.…
So here I can understand…a little bit about risk tolerance within my organization.…
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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