Critical Path Method: Definition, Analysis & Examples


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What is critical path?

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1. What is fast tracking?

2. Of these two project paths, which one is the critical path? Path 1 duration is 17 weeks, Path 2 is 144 days, Path 3 is 19 weeks, Path 4 is 133 days.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will test what you know about the critical path method. Topics you will need to know include the information needed by a project planner and issues that would affect project completion time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you to:

  • Be able to identify issues that might result in a change of the critical path
  • Define sequencing
  • Recognize examples of dependency

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will measure the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the critical path in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sequencing and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding dependency

Additional Learning

Learn more about the critical path method with this lesson named Critical Path Method: Definition, Analysis & Examples. The lesson will cover the following study objectives:

  • Identify sequencing activities
  • Be able to analyze examples of the critical path method
  • Understand the charting of projects
  • Apply the critical path method to real world scenarios