Tight deadlines

Question: Give some examples of why project deadlines might be tight

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To meet new legislative requirements

Major corporate initiatives, e.g. mergers

Implicit deadlines, e.g. year 2000

Competitive advantage by being first to the market

Starting too late (!)


Crashing the critical path

Reduce duration of tasks on the critical path

Bear in mind that crashing the critical path can result in a new critical path

Crashing the critical path

Other ways to shorten the critical path

Reconsider dependencies to concertina the critical path

Concertina the critical path

Trim the scope

Phase the implementation

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