Critical Path Analysis

Critical Path Analysis is a method that formally identifies tasks which must be completed on time for the whole project to be completed on time. It also identifies which tasks can be delayed for a while if resource needs to be reallocated to catch up on missed tasks.

Critical Path Analysis and PERT have been developed in the 1950s to control large defense projects, and have been used routinely since then.

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