On completion of this chapter, you should be able to:
Understand the meaning and significance of critical path;
Understand the meaning and significance of float; and
Use forward pass and backward pass to compute float.
Once a suitable network is drawn, with durations for all activities, the next step is to find out whether it meets the target completion date and what kind of flexibility exists in starting or ending these activities. In the previous chapter, we discussed about using different network diagrams for scheduling. In this chapter, we discuss how to arrive at the target completion date and how to find out the flexibility associated with starting or ending activities. We shall do this at two ...