5 Step Critical Path Analysis [Infographic]

Critical Path Analysis

A critical path analysis prevents scheduling conflicts in projects with numerous activities that have complex interactions.

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Developed by DuPont in the 1950s, the Critical Path Method (CPM) has been around for decades. CPM is a step-by-step planning technique that identifies critical and non-critical tasks.

Critical Path Analysis

How Do You Implement an Analysis?

A plan without an action is just words on paper. It is important to discuss the development of the critical path analysis with key management members or the team who will execute the actions in order to avoid confusion.
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In some cases, reviewing your plan with an advisory board can help resolve any potential problems before they happen.

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Most importantly, a critical path analysis is an instrumental tool that can be presented to investors during your due diligence. A prepared entrepreneur demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of their product and plan. Increasing investor confidence will thereby increase the startup’s probability of obtaining funding.

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Camryn Greer graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2016 with a BA in Studio Art, concentrating in Graphic Design, and a minor in legal studies. Camryn currently creates infographics in conjunction with FundingSage's articles.