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Weekend Puzzler: Computing Critical Path Drag on a Project to Save Lives

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Stephen Devaux
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I just posted a new “Weekend Puzzler” on my blog, titled “Computing Critical Path Drag on a Project to Save Lives.” There has been a lot going on of late with regard to drag and drag cost, so I thought I’d offer another little exercise in computing these metrics in a simple (all finish-to-start) network diagram.

And with the cost of time measured in lives saved or lost, I hope that the importance of using these metrics will come clear. Too many people die because the project that would save them takes longer than it would if the schedule were properly optimized.

You can find the Puzzler here.

There’s a little multiple choice quiz at the end of the exercise, too. Completely anonymous. Give it a shot.

Fraternally in project management,

Steve the Bajan