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Critical chain and Path

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:04 pm
by suresi00
During a discussion with a fellow project manager you realize that they are using the terms critical path method and critical chain method incorrectly. You offer some pieces of advice and insight into how the two methods are different. Which of these statements about the critical path method and the critical chain method is FALSE?
A: The critical path method schedules early start and late start dates to planned activities, whereas the critical chain method schedules only late start dates to planned activities.
B: The critical chain method initially uses non-conservative estimates, whereas the critical path method is concerned with using more accurate estimates.
C: The critical path method focuses on managing the total float of network paths, whereas the critical chain method focuses on managing the buffer activity durations and the resources applied to planned schedule activities.
D: The critical chain method accounts for resource availability, whereas the critical path method does not.


Manish sir,

My understanding is CPM doesn't consider resource limitation while CCM does. Is that right?

Re: Critical chain and Path

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:18 pm
by manishpn
yes thats right.

what is your choice for this question

Re: Critical chain and Path

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm
by suresi00
I used elimination method and wrote A. Their answer was D