Start Date Finish Date

FIGURE 12-10. Slack time.

sured from the customer's completion date, thus creating negative slack. This is most likely to result when:

• The original plan was highly optimistic, but unrealistic

• The customer's end date was unrealistic

• One or more activities slipped during project execution

• The assigned resources did not possess the correct skill levels

• The required resources would not be available until a later date

In any event, negative slack is an early warning indicator that corrective action is needed to maintain the customer's end date.

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