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Defination of critical activity RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is definition of critical activity?

    What is the definition of successor?

    What is the difference between successor & predecessor?

    Monday, November 13, 2017 11:23 AM

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  • Hi,

    Those are quite basic questions. I'd suggest that you watch MS Project tutorials (many can be found from google).

    Critical path: have a look to the MS article.

    The successor is the task that usually comes after a given task. I say usually because even if the default link type is "finish to start" (the successor starts when the task finishes), you have 3 other link types: start to start (tasks starts in parallel), finish to finish (tasks finish at the same time) and start to finish (the successor finishes when the predecessor starts). Of course you can add a delay (in days) to any dependencies.

    Here is a basic illustration:


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Monday, November 13, 2017 11:52 AM
    Moderator
  • In addition to Guillaume's input, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_path_method provides a pretty good explanation. 

    --rms www.rmschneider.com


    Monday, November 13, 2017 2:14 PM