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3.3.1. What Critical Path Analysis is. How to create a basic CPA diagram.

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1 3.3.1

2 What Critical Path Analysis is. How to create a basic CPA diagram.

3 The CPA diagram used in this presentation isn’t the standard method. The diagram used in this presentation is used to help your understanding of the concept of CPA. If you would like to find out how to create the standard diagram please refer to the useful sites slide at the end of the presentation.

4 For any project to be successful it has to be well managed. There are many tools which can help a project manager to manage a project including: – Critical Path Analysis – Gantt Charts

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6 In addition to this they also help the project manager understand: – What the critical tasks of a project are. Critical tasks are those which, if not completed on time, would cause delays in the development of a system. – The minimum time it would take to complete a project. – How to make the best use of resources to speed up development time.

7 RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… AFill kettle1Non-Dependent BBoil kettle2DependentA CPut tea bag in tea pot1ParallelB DPour boiling water into pot 1DependentB, C EBrew tea2DependentD FGet mugs ready1ParallelE GPour brewed tea into mug 1DependentD, E

8 BD 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready

9 BD 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… AFill kettle1Non-Dependent

10 B D 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… BBoil kettle2

11 B D 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… CPut tea bag in tea pot1

12 BD 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… DPour boiling water into pot 1

13 BD 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… EBrew tea2

14 BD 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… FGet mugs ready1

15 BD 2 min Boil kettle C 1 min Put tea bag in tea pot A 1 min Fill kettle 1 min Pour water into pot E F G 2 min Brew tea 1 min Get mugs ready RefTaskTime (mins)TypeDependant on… GPour brewed tea into mug 1

16 Complete steps 1 and 2 for the following scenarios: – Making a cup of tea with just a mug. – Making spaghetti bolognaise – Washing a car

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