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5th E.: Critical path method shown in figure 6-18 2 years 11 months ago #3928

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Hi,

I am referring to video "L06.06.2_Develop_Schedule_HR.mp4" in which the critical path method is shown. This also links to figure 6-18 of the PMBok Guide, 5th edition.

I do not understand all the numbers inside the activity boxes. e.g., activity B has a float of 5 days. Do you have an example which explains all the numbers, forward and backward pass, float etc. in more detail using the presented schedule model format?

Thanks, Daniel from Germany!

5th E.: Critical path method shown in figure 6-18 2 years 11 months ago #3929

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Ah, I think I have the answer: The float or free float is the difference of Late Start and Early Start date. So for activity B it is 11 - 6 = 5 days. Result: The project manager can wait 5 more days for activity B without delaying the successor activity D.

What is the difference between total and free float?

5th E.: Critical path method shown in figure 6-18 2 years 11 months ago #3930

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Daniel,

Please watch lesson L06.08 Network Diagram of The PM PrepCast. That shows all the steps in detail.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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5th E.: Critical path method shown in figure 6-18 2 years 11 months ago #3931

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Dear Cornelius,

Thanks and happy Nikolaus!

Ah, I missed this file. Is there a log file which shows when you have updated or added your videos? Because I may be out of sync with the videos after a while.

Thanks!

5th E.: Critical path method shown in figure 6-18 2 years 11 months ago #3933

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Daniel,

Please open up your student workbook PDF document. That is L00.10 of the PrepCast. It should contain answers to most general, administrative, and technical questions of this kind.
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