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www.qvive.biz Calculating Float ActivityPrecedenceDuration Start0 D 4 A 6 FD, A7 ED8 GF, E5 BF5 HG7 CH8 EndC, B0 1. What is the duration of the critical path? A) 32 B) 33 C) 31 D) 35 2. What is the float of activity B? A) 0 B) 16 C) 10 D) 15 3. What is the float of Activity F? A) 0 B) 5 C) 13 D) 7 BEST VIEWED IN SLIDE SHOW MODE www.qvive.biz NOTE: This examples uses the day 0 method for the calculations. Starting the project on day 0 results in easier math.

www.qvive.biz StartEnd AB CDE F GH X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1 2 3 1. Precedence Diagram Calculating Float BEST VIEWED IN SLIDE SHOW MODE

www.qvive.biz StartEnd AB CDE F GH X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1 2 3 Calculating Float

www.qvive.biz AB CDE F GH StartEnd QA 1 2 3 65 848 7 57 X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) Calculating Float

www.qvive.biz A 0 B CD 0 E F GH StartEnd X ESEF LF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1 2 3 65 848 7 57 6 4 613 412 1318 25331318 25 The latest Late Finish of the preceding activities determines Early Start 6 4 13 12 0 + 6 = 6 Calculating Float

www.qvive.biz A 06 6 B 1318 5 C 2533 8 D 04 4 E 412 8 F 613 7 G 18 5 H 25 7 StartEnd X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1 2 3 The latest Early Finish of the preceding activities determines Critical Path 12 1318 33 6 4 Calculating Float B

www.qvive.biz A 06 6 B 1318 5 C 2533 8 D 04 4 E 412 8 F 613 7 G 18 5 H 25 7 StartEnd X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1B 2 3 0 0 0 00 Activities on the Critical Path have Zero Float Calculating Float A

www.qvive.biz A 06 6 B 1318 5 C 2533 8 D 04 4 E 412 8 F 613 7 G 18 5 H 25 7 StartEnd X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1B 2 3A 0 0 0 00 06 2533 613 18 25 Activities on the Critical Path have LS=ES and LF=EF Calculating Float

www.qvive.biz A 06 06 6 0 B 1318 5 C 2533 2533 8 0 D 04 4 E 412 8 F 613 6 7 0 G 18 1318 5 0 H 25 1825 7 0 StartEnd QA 1B 2 3A 3328 15513 15 11 X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) The earliest Late Start of the following activities determines Late Finish 33 – 5 = 28 28 – 13 = 15 6 5 Calculating Float D

www.qvive.biz A 06 06 6 0 B 1318 2833 5 15 C 2533 2533 8 0 D 04 15 4 1 E 412 513 8 1 F 6 6 7 0 G 18 1318 5 0 H 25 1825 7 0 StartEnd X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1B 2D 3A Calculating Float What else can we learn from this example?

www.qvive.biz A 06 06 6 0 B 1318 2833 5 15 C 2533 2533 8 0 D 04 15 4 1 E 412 513 8 1 F 6 6 7 0 G 18 1318 5 0 H 25 1825 7 0 StartEnd X ESEF LSLF D F 1. Precedence Diagram 2. Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Backward Pass (LF LS) QA 1B 2D 3A 11 Project has increased RISK because of a Near-Critical Path Calculating Float

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