Critical Path Method

The Critical Path Method determines the critical path for project, i.e. when it will be completed.  The CPM also determines which activities make up the critical path – shorten the duration of critical-path activities and the project gets done sooner.

In order to prepare a critical path for  a project, the following information must be put together –

  • a list of the activities required to complete the project
  • the estimated time required to complete each of the above activities
  • for each activity, the preceding activities that must be finished before the activity-at-hand can start