The Critical Path Method is a fundamental topic for all project managers to understand. Provide examples of a project you have been involved with or read about in the text, and what impact the critical path can have on that project. The initial post should be 200-400 words.
When I worked with Grumman, the critical path is used to track the repair and reconditioning of planes used by the U.S. Navy. The data cards that are collected provide not only a way to track the outcome of the repair but also where difficulties may occur, helping to establish new processes later. The critical path for repair included structural repairs, electrical repairs, and mechanical repairs including hydraulics.
Areas not part of the critical path were painting, cleaning and replacing of seats and tires. Without the critical path, the company could not have kept a clear idea of the processes ...
The following posting discusses the importance of the critical path method in business management.