Critical Path Method (CPM)

A short guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) and float calculations in project schedule management

A Short Guide to the Critical Path Method

The following presentation explains:

  • The Critical Path and the Critical Path Method
  • Converting an activity list into a network diagram with logical dependencies
  • Method to determine the critical path of a schedule network diagram
  • Forward and backward pass analysis to determine the early and late start and finish dates of schedule activities
  • Float and the different types of floats such as:
    • Total Float
    • Free Float
    • Project Float
    • Negative Float
Last updated: January 09, 2024