Critical Path

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Tribute to Eliyahu Goldratt

In this podcast Ricardo makes a tribute to the Israeli physicist Elliyahu Goldratt. He passed away last Saturday, June 11th, 2001 with 64 years of age. Goldratt was one of the most charismatic and revolutionary thinkers of the organizational work. He created the Theory of Contraints (TOC) and the Critical Chain Project Management and his studies and researches are the working standard of the modern organizations worldwide.


Why I need to understand the concept and know how to calculate the project critical path?

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the project critical path and explains that the use of softwares to calculate the critical path, causes the manager forget the basics and concepts of project management. Ricardo also explains that the critical path consists of the activities that directly determine the duration of the project and this activities are not necessarily more expensive or riskier in the project.