critical path

  

Definition

Longest sequence of activities in a project plan which must be completed on time for the project to complete on due date. An activity on the critical path cannot be started until its predecessor activity is complete; if it is delayed for a day, the entire project will be delayed for a day unless the activity following the delayed activity is completed a day earlier.

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  • Sometimes in life you must go down a critical path to get the things you want and you must perform well at that time.

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  • Sometimes you will have to take a very critical path down a road you don't want in some projects that must be done.

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  • We decided to look at potential obstacles so we analyzed the critical path to best make solutions for potential problems.

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