Critical Path Method in Project Management

Project managers can benefit from critical path method when seeking to underline critical tasks for successful project completion. When used while creating a schedule network diagram, it provides a visual aid to depict project activities, their relations and the most productive order of completion. It gives us a chance to estimate minimum duration of a project. Critical path method considers that every project is formed from a succession of linked tasks, and thus project managers can calculate the duration of the project by evaluating the amount of time needed for each task and the manner in which they interact.

It assists in the identification of likely time obstacles and allows for the execution of preventative measures to ensure that projects are completed as expected. By using critical path method project managers can recognize the critical tasks that must be done in time and those with some space for changes inside the schedule. Project managers can optimize their project schedule, prevent delays and guarantee the successful conclusion of their projects with the help of this method.