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What is Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling?

The Critical Path Method (CPM), or Critical Path Analysis (CPA), is an algorithm for scheduling a set of project activities. A critical path is determined by identifying the longest stretch of dependent activities and measuring the time required to complete them from start to finish.

Critical Path Method - Defined

“The Critical Path Method is the sequence of scheduled activities that determines the duration of the project.” These scheduled activities must be performed if the project is to be considered a success. Moreover, they must be completed in a specific order.

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