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Critical Path - setting the last activity that finishes

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smithie johnny
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Is it possible to set the Critical Anaylsis to finish at a certain activity, even though there are activities that will logically driven after a certian activity. But these activities aren’t critical and can occur whenever after this "certain" activity. This is in P3.

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Zubaer Shariff
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Mr. Naveen,
I think the bigger the schedule the more important critical becomes to control teh project. If you are using Primavera, the size of schdule is not of much importance.
Naveen Subbaiah
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Ron,

I stopped reading the paper when it said its for normal sized schedules of 500 activities & over a limited period of one month. Most of the schedules that we deal with are more than 5000 to 10,000 activities. So how practical is to deal with schedules of this size when I want to determine what was the critical path ?

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Naveen
Zubaer Shariff
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I think there is another quick fix to this probelm.
Just create a Mandatory Contraint on activity on which you want the ctirical path to stop. All activities after this activity will have a float based on thier successors.
smithie johnny
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Ronald

I can’t thank you enough.

1) The answer was spot on and simple to implement.
2) The response time was amazing. I think only an hour lapsed.
3) In addition to resolving my question your paper gave me a lot better understanding on CPM and Longest Path.

Thank you again.
Regards
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Ronald,

That was gr8,

All printed, read and glued to.......

This is something, which u can force the contractor to do, if u r working from a client side.

But, if u r from contractor side, then client will never accept these dummy activities, as these activities to be removed later on, will act as a float and client may be object to add these activities.

neway, gr8 paper.

:-)

Rav
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Thanks Ron,

Another ammo to bark planning jockeys.

Actually, bright ideas to promote the fraternity of planning engineers.

I copied all.

Ronald Winter
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There is a simple trick that you can do that will achieve this. Look to my paper, "Managing Multiple Milestones" presented at the AACEi 2005 Annual Conference on the web at http://ronwinterconsulting.com/published.htm for guidance. Good luck!