Critical Incident Point and Critical Path Analysis
Syed Arifulla MBA, PMP, Prince2, Project Manager, United KingdomCritical Incident Point
is a point in your project life cycle which forces you to make a critical decision or tough choices related to functionality, budget, schedule or resource
However it is noteworthy to comprehend that the critical incident point can be:
- An aspect that is favorable for the project execution, making it go very well.
- An aspect that is unfavorable for the project, causing an overschedule or failure.
Critical Path Analysis
is the graph that represents the activities with their interrelated dependencies
So there are 2 paths
1. ADE(9 days) is the critical path
2. ABCE(8 days) is the non critical path.
Lets assume there is a positive critical incident that occurs in ADE(9 days) critical path.
And D is now done in 3 days so ADE(7 days) now becomes non-critical and ABCE(8 days) becomes the new critical path
Lets assume there is a negative critical incident in ABCE(8 days).
And C is done in 4 days so ABCE(10 days) becomes the new critical path.