Address problems: in particular: resource constrained scheduling
Other definitions: the path with the least slack
DEMO use the file DEMO Perfect Critical Path.mpp; it will show a fragmented Critical Path and this will introduce that concept quite nicely!
Other issues:Estimates are future-oriented and have, by definition, a probalistic nature: Hidden Critical Paths Protecting the Critical Path
Other definitions considered:A constraint is any value entered into the schedule that affects the start and/or finish dates of activities. A constraint is something that should be respected by any scheduling algorithm. A constraint is a factor that limits the system from having more throughput (from the Theory of Constraints and Critical Chain Project Management).
Schedule data typically includes WBS, estimates, dependencies, resources, assignments, priorities and schedule constraints.
We discussed hard about introducing new term of “Resource Total Float”; decided against it because it does not have meaning in non-resource constrained schedules. Also, total float would be useless in resource-constrained schedules.
Critical Path 3.0: may require that financial constraints are also taken into account
This view reveals: Who is Critical When?
This view reveals: Why is the Critical Path 2.0 what it is?
This example shows that CCP takes resource, date and calendar constraints into account!!
This is the “All-Paths algorithm”
POINT if you need to look at all logical paths as well as all resource paths, you end up with 1000’s of paths to calculate!! Each resource assignment is a path! In last path, “4, 3” is a resource dependency!
Critical Path 2.0The Next Edition of the Critical Path TheorySoftware Specification for Critical Path 2.0Compliance Eric Uyttewaal, PMP ProjectPro Corp. www.ProjectProCorp.com
Presenter Intro: Eric Uyttewaal, PMP President ProjectPro Corp. Specializes in Microsoft Project and Project Server BS, Engineering; MS Business Administration Author “Forecast Scheduling with Project 2010” and “Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2003” Formerly: Executive Director at IIL as developer and manager of the Orange, Blue, Black Belt certification curriculum Email: EricU@ProjectProCorp.com Tel: 613-692-7778