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Critical path analysis helps project managers ensure that project human resources are properly allocated. By adopting a structured and considered approach to understanding the resource requirements of project tasks and goals, managers can allocate human resources more effectively. In particular, the critical path approach takes into account the expertise and experience of individual team members and provides new team members with noncritical tasks so they can become familiar with the project while they are still learning the job. By identifying critical and non-critical tasks in a project, Critical Path Analysis prevents time frame issues and areas of slow productivity, also known as project management bottlenecks. This approach also prevents bottlenecks by allowing project managers to identify project activities that can run concurrently. This saves time and ensures your project runs smoothly. Like many frameworks and techniques, critical path analysis has limitations. Awareness of this will help project manager’s plan and execute their projects appropriately while using this method. The critical path method works well when task times are predictable. The downside to this kind of rigorous planning is that project managers may find the schedule lacks flexibility for unforeseen events and unforeseen circumstances. It can also be difficult to adapt to new types of projects and tasks that project managers and teams are unfamiliar with. Because the critical path method focuses on the important aspects of a project, project managers can overlook unimportant elements. This can cause delays in those aspects of the project. This can cause the entire project to work overtime. Dividing tasks into simpler tasks can create an overly complex critical path diagram. Managing software items can be time-consuming because it requires identifying individual tasks. The level of detail in applying the critical path analysis approach to very large projects can make communicating with team members and stakeholders difficult. The main focus of Critical Path Analysis is time management. This allows project managers to estimate how long each task will take. There is no scope for allocating the actual resources, people, and tools required for the planned tasks, and resource dependencies are not considered. This is because the critical path assumes that the resources to complete the task will be available when needed. In the critical path, the float or slack is the slack required for the project manager to move an activity or path from its planned start without changing the dates of the entire project. The critical path approach divides tasks and goals into many small increments, each with its own buffer, which can lead to errors throughout the buffer. Early or late start dates for activities can also result in significant changes in your overall inventory. Project managers can use and present critical path analysis in a variety of ways. Smaller projects often use a visual representation of each workflow representing the longest path from project start to finish. A PERT chart is a visual tool that project managers can use to plot timelines for individual activities or entire workflows. As with Critical Path Analysis, the emphasis is on timing and schedule. Project managers can easily adapt this to the critical path approach. Project managers can also use Gantt charts with the critical path method. Gantt charts are useful in a critical path approach because they show the resources required for each task. A Gantt chart can represent important tasks along with required resources (including human resources).