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Author Topic: The term "Critical Path" is used incorrectly  (Read 1759 times)
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« on: January 02, 2012, 11:24:52 am »

I build diagram with 3 elements only, and run "Analyze".

Results:
I get hint "it is recommended to place a time buffer ...on the critical path of the project".
My project contains only 3 elements, it can not be critical Smiley

The main problem:
The problem is that inShort uses term "critical path" in a wrong way.

You have to define exactly the meaning of the "critical path":
When the path is called "critical" and when the path is not called "critical?


My opinion:
To remove the word critical in all cases (stop using this word in whole App).
-  You want to provide a hint to add a time buffer, so just provide this hint.
-  You want to do analysis of the diagram, so just do it. I don't understand why you wrote in the guide "Critical analysis of the path" in the diagram called "Life cycle of diagrams" ?
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 10:43:49 am »

Critical path is an established term in project management, it is defined either as the longest sequence of tasks leading to the execution of the project, or as the sequence of tasks, changing the duration of which will inevitably affect the duration of the whole project. Therefore, even a project consisting of one task has the critical path, and the critical path analysis is one of the main functions of project management.
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