1. Critical Path Analysis Corporate Management Bryan Witt David Zaki
2. WAKE UP!The presentationmay start slow…. BUTIt will electrify youby the end
3. What is CPA ?• CPA: Critical Path Analysis• It’s a method for scheduling a set of project activities.• It’s an effective tool for project management.
4. Why CPA ?Because we believe that one day you’llbe one of those successful projectmanagers at one of those BIGcompanies you dream of working at.
5. Now Seriously Why ?To be able to plan and analyze complexprojects that include a lot of tasks anddependencies.
6. Procedure1. Identify all the tasks, their lengths and dependencies between them.2. List the tasks in the task table.3. Each task is represented by a line in the diagram with one start node and one end node.4. Write the task designation and length on the line representing each task.
7. Procedure5. Process is drawn starting from lefttowards the right.6. More than one task can start at thesame node.7. More than one task can finish at thesame node.8. Each node should be numbered withthe EST and LST.
8. Simple example
9. Example 2
10. Result for example 2
11. Final example
12. Result for final example
13. Conclusion• To review, CPA is a useful tool for everyone involved in an events decision making process.• Not nearly as hard as it looks and can be applied to the most complex examples.• Questions?