What does Critical Path mean in Project Management?

Critical Path
The Critical Path is the series of tasks that must finish on time for the entire project to finish on schedule. Each task on the critical path is a time critical task. You can also think of it as:
  • the longest path from start to finish
  • or the path without any slack,
  • the path showing the shortest time to complete the project.
See also critical path method.
Generally the Critical Path is the sequence of schedule activities that determines the duration of the project. However, it can end on a milestone that is in the middle of the project schedule and must happen on a fixed date.
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