Critical Incident Point versus Critical Path Analysis?


 
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Critical Incident Point versus Critical Path Analysis?
sneha bagchi, Teacher, India

What is the difference between the Critical Incident Point and Critical Path Analysis?
 

 
Critical Incident Point and Critical Path Analysis
Syed Arifulla MBA, PMP, Prince2, Project Manager, United Kingdom
Critical 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
A(2)-------------------->D(5)---->E(2)
A(2)---->B(2)---->C(2)--->E(2)
So there are 2 paths
1. ADE(9 days) is the critical path
2. ABCE(8 days) is the non critical path.

Scenario 1
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

Scenario 2
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.
 

 











 

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