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TOPIC: What does negative total float mean?

What does negative total float mean? 4 years 8 months ago #18958

  • Eric Hu
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Total float = LF-EF=LS-ES
usually finish_time>start_time, how comes negative float?
what does negative float to a project?

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What does negative total float mean? 4 years 8 months ago #18962

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Negative total float effectively means that the schedule cannot be accomplished as planned. Another way of looking at it is that the project will take X (time units) longer than was originally planned.

Example: Total float = -7 days is the same thing as saying the project will take an additional 7 days to finish.
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