Finding the Critical Tasks

Figure 7-7 shows the critical path calculation in one diagram for our example network. To find the critical path, it is a simple matter of identifying every task for which either of the following equations is true:

Earliest start (or finish) = Latest start (or finish) Earliest start (or finish) - Latest start (or finish) = 0 = float or slack

Figure 7-7: Critical Path Calculation.

Figure 7-7: Critical Path Calculation.

Those tasks that obey the equations just given have zero slack or float. Such zero-float tasks are said to be critical and they form the one or more critical paths through the network.

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