# Calculating Float

Activity Start D A F E G B H C End Start Start D, A D F, E F G H C, B Precedence Duration 0 4 6 7 8 5 5 7 8 0

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1. What is the duration of the critical path? A) 32 B) 33 C) 31 D) 35 2. What is the float of activity B? A) 0 B) 16 C) 10 D) 15 3. What is the float of Activity F? A) 0 B) 5 C) 13 D) 7

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Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A qvive. Critical Path 5. Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4. Float of Critical Path Activities 6.Calculating Float BEST VIEWED IN SLIDE SHOW MODE Start “A” “F” “B” End “D” “E” “G” “H” “C” ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1. Precedence Diagram 2.biz . Durations 3.

Calculating Float Start “A” “F” “B” End “D” “E” “G” “H” “C” ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1. Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Precedence Diagram 2. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A qvive.biz . Durations 3. Float of Critical Path Activities 6.

Calculating Float 6 7 5 Start “A” “F” “B” End 4 8 5 7 8 “D” “E” “G” “H” “C” ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1.biz . Durations 3. Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4. Critical Path 5. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A qvive. Precedence Diagram 2. Float of Critical Path Activities 6.

Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Critical Path 5. Durations 3. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A qvive.Calculating Float 0+6=6 0 6 6 6 7 13 13 5 18 Start “A” “F” “B” End 0 4 4 4 8 12 13 5 18 18 7 25 25 8 33 “D” “E” “G” “H” “C” The latest Late Finish of the preceding activities determines Early Start ES D EF LF “X” F 1.biz . Precedence Diagram 2.

Critical Path 5. Durations 3. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4.biz .Calculating Float 0 6 6 6 7 13 13 5 18 Start “A” “F” “B” End 0 4 4 4 8 12 13 5 18 18 7 25 25 8 33 “D” “E” “G” “H” “C” The latest Early Finish of the preceding activities determines Critical Path ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A B qvive. Precedence Diagram 2.

Float of Critical Path Activities 6.biz . Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4.Calculating Float 0 6 6 6 7 13 13 5 18 Start “A” 0 “F” 0 “B” End 0 4 4 4 8 12 13 5 18 18 7 25 25 8 33 “D” “E” “G” 0 “H” 0 “C” 0 Activities on the Critical Path have Zero Float ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1. Critical Path 5. Durations 3. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A B A qvive. Precedence Diagram 2.

Float of Critical Path Activities 6.biz . Precedence Diagram 2. Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4. Durations 3. Critical Path 5. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A B A qvive.Calculating Float 0 6 6 6 6 6 7 13 13 13 5 18 Start 0 “A” 0 “F” 0 “B” End 0 4 4 4 8 12 13 13 5 18 18 18 18 7 25 25 25 25 8 33 33 “D” “E” “G” 0 “H” 0 “C” 0 Activities on the Critical Path have LS=ES and LF=EF ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1.

biz . Critical Path 5.Calculating Float 0 6 6 6 6 6 7 13 13 13 5 18 Start 0 “A” 0 “F” 0 “B” 28 15 33 33 – 5 = 28 28 – 13 = 15 18 18 7 End 0 1 4 4 5 4 5 8 12 13 13 13 5 18 18 25 25 25 25 8 33 33 “D” 1 “E” 1 “G” 0 “H” 0 “C” 0 The earliest Late Start of the following activities determines Late Finish ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Precedence Diagram 2. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A B D A qvive. Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4. Durations 3.

Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4.Calculating Float 0 6 6 6 6 6 7 13 13 13 5 18 Start 0 “A” 0 “F” 0 “B” 28 15 33 End 0 1 4 4 5 4 5 8 12 13 13 13 5 18 18 18 18 7 25 25 25 25 8 33 33 “D” 1 “E” 1 “G” 0 “H” 0 “C” 0 What else can we learn from this example? ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A B D A qvive. Precedence Diagram 2. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Durations 3. Critical Path 5.biz .

Calculating Float 0 6 6 6 6 6 7 13 13 13 5 18 Start 0 “A” 0 “F” 0 “B” 28 15 33 End 0 1 4 4 5 4 5 8 12 13 13 13 5 18 18 18 18 7 25 25 25 25 8 33 33 “D” 1 “E” 1 “G” 0 “H” 0 “C” 0 Project has increased RISK because of a Near-Critical Path ES D EF “X” LS F LF 1. Backward Pass (LF  LS) Q 1 2 3 A B D A qvive. Durations 3. Float of Critical Path Activities 6. Forward Pass (ES  EF) 4. Critical Path 5.biz . Precedence Diagram 2.