The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Critical Path Analysis

  • Kenneth R. MacCrimmon
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When consumers plan vacations, manufacturers schedule production, and governments tackle budget deficits, each must deal with a myriad of interrelated activities. In large projects, managing these interrelationships is very difficult due to three major factors: the precedence ordering of activities, the uncertainty about activity durations, and the possibility of reallocating resources.

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