Critical Tasks Question

2007-09-04
2013-05-15
  • Corey Furman
    Corey Furman
    2007-09-04

    What makes a task critical?  I was thinking maybe it was related to predecessors and successors, but I have some that are marked critical without them...

    Thanks

     
    • Howard Katz
      Howard Katz
      2007-09-04

      A critical task is one which if delayed, would delay the entire project.

      This article on CPM scheduling should shed some light: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_path_method

       
    • Corey Furman
      Corey Furman
      2007-09-04

      Good article.  I actually meant to ask what makes a task critical in OpenProj?  Several of my tasks in the GANTT chart are red, and I can't figure out why.

      Thanks