critical path practice question

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    Elizabeth Meyer

    I interpret the explanation to mean that the line representing critical path is best case scenario completion and there is an additional "float" to accommodate events causing delay. In other words, yes, the chart factors or builds time in, but it is important to note the Critical Path element/bar should represent the shortest sequence. The emphasis of this method of scheduling is to highlight CRITICAL deadlines which must be met in order to keep the project schedule on track. I recommend searching examples of CPM schedules and looking at the legend.

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    Aleksandar Stojkovic

    I think that usually the path with the longest time is the "critical path." (this can be seen as the shortest possible time required to complete the project, because all activities need to be completed).

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    Bryan Moore

    From my study materials I gather that "Float" activities can start and stop without affecting the overall schedule. Meaning they are not "buffers" between critical path activities, but that they are activities that float within the timeframe of the construction start date and final completion.

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