Critical Path Planning with PRINCE2

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 In corporate terms, project is an effort which requires resources to effect change within, for example, finance.  It is normally temporary in nature and started to produce real benefits. As on a PRINCE2 manchester training qualification.


Projects are cost-related and as such need to be planned in advance, their nature and duration should be planned carefully.  They have both tangible and intangible benefits, the nature and duration of these benefits need to be determined with the appropriate timescale. Organizing people ( cd) is the right thing to do.

Budget and cost analysis of the project

It is worth noting that finances can influence project success much more than the quality and achievement of tasks.  A critical part of cost analysis or budgeting process is project budget or budget.

It is worth remembering that projects may be undertaken to cover outstanding tasks for external clients.  These may be an integral part of the overall firm and rightly handled by the project manager.  However, given the lead time others might commit to doing the task or undertaking a business process, when the task is completed the project manager will be working on future projects.This is also why it is worthwhile to have experienced professionals in the projects team whose task will at some point be cover if it is break-down.  It may not be the project managers responsibility to handle the cost analysis and budget as they will be in a ” catching up” mode.

Critical path of tasks

Critical path planning is the analysis method of planning.  It is used to guarantee the linear or progress of tasks in an effort to prevent scenario’s from happening.  It is most commonly used when a project team is required to work on similar activities with few variations. The approach is apparent from the phrase USBtermhe critical path is needed to determine the final outcome of each step in the project.  However, it is often used ‘ unsafe’.

Critical path planning allows the project manager to identify the extent of risk and detail the consequences.  It also creates a clear and defined image of the value of the project and future plans of the organization.

Critical Path Decomposition

Critical path decomposition allows the project team to identify tasks necessary to accomplish the solution to the problem.  In our case the problem may be structuring the project workflows to enable timely project completion. In an organization, a project may be assigned to an activity group with multiple activities which in turn is supported by the project manager.

Critical path decomposition is a best practice for decomposing a project either as a whole or in to multiple projects or specific activities.  In deciding on the improvement achieved by the critical path decomposition we can only use common sense and know exactly what we can reasonably expect for the future, it may be different.  Critical path facilitates decomposition as it is defined in membership of the tasks and activities.

Critical Path Reality

As defined by project manager, the customer, project activities and the project team are all critical to achieve.  However, in a non-critical-path projects activities are not critical but the organization may be dependent on them for good implementation.

However, even in critical path projects, only non-critical-path projects, where the current and future activities are not critical, back track to other projects.

Critical Path Analysis (CPA)

Critical path analysis (CPA) provides the team with a process for converting critical path within each of projects.  It created a formal tool to evaluate the critical path at each phase and is an important part of the planning process.

Depending on the size of the organization, it may meet all the needs of a planned procedure but applied to large large organizations the CPA is difficult to maintain.