# How do you find the critical path?

## How do you find the critical path?

How to Calculate Critical Path

2. Order and Identify Dependencies. Put your tasks in a logical line-up.
3. Create the Network Diagram. Now, you can make your task line-up visual.
4. Estimate Duration.
5. Perform Resource Leveling.
6. Determine the Critical Path.

## What is a critical path and how is it calculated?

Critical Path: The continuous string(s) of critical activities in the schedule between the Start and Finish of the project. The sum of the activity durations in the Critical Path is equal to the Project’s Duration; therefore, a delay to any Critical Activity will result in a delay to the Project Completion Date.

What two methods can be used to determine the critical path of a schedule?

Two methods used to determine the critical path of a schedule are 1) Two Pass Method and 2) Enumeration Method.

What is critical path analysis?

Critical Path Analysis 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 if resources need to be reallocated to catch up on missed or overrunning tasks.

### What if there are two critical paths?

You can have more than one critical path in a project, so that several paths run concurrently. In fact, the activities on the critical path are not always the most important parts of the project. At the same time, there will be tasks that are not on the critical path, but that still determine your project’s success.

### Can there be two critical paths?

You can have more than one critical path in a project, so that several paths run concurrently. This can be the result of multiple dependencies between tasks, or separate sequences that run for the same duration.

Is critical path static?

The bottom line: A critical path is not static. It can be changed, and often must be. A critical path lets you see where your efforts cannot be compromised and how your efficiencies can be maximized, ultimately leading to happy customers and repeat business.