Chapter 7. Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Step 3 of the planning process: setting dependencies

  • Managing different types of task relationships

  • Understanding the impact of dependencies on manual vs. automatic scheduling

  • Using task deadlines

  • Working with task constraints

  • Understanding and viewing the critical path

Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path
  1. Enter the work breakdown structure.

  2. Estimate duration (or work).

  3. Set dependencies/task relationships.

  4. Assign resources (and costs, if required).

This chapter focuses on step 3. This step is the key for setting up your timeline properly to define the task network and identify the critical ...

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