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Hour 14. Optimizing the Project Plan > Shortening the Critical Path

Shortening the Critical Path

Using the strategies for reviewing the various aspects of your project that have been covered so far in this Hour, might make you decide that you need to make some adjustments in your plan. In most cases, these changes revolve around time and money; there is seldom enough of both. For instance, you might need to reduce the time frame for your project. One way to do this is to add more resources to get the job done; however, adding resources greatly affects the project's final cost.

The most straightforward method of reducing the time it takes to complete the project isto determine which tasks are truly critical to completing the project—that is, which tasks in the project must be completed before the project can move on to the next set of tasks. (See Hour 5 for more information on scheduling and critical tasks). After you identify the critical tasks, you may be able to shorten their duration and compress the time frame for the project; this is called "shortening the critical path."


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