Critical Path and Why is it Important?
In my formative years as a business analyst, I was once summoned by my project manager into the war room while working on an eCommerce project for one of my company’s high profile clients. We were about 2 months away the launch date and the PM asked us for the critical path. My first question (to myself) was, “what in the world is a critical path and why is the PM asking me this.”
Here is how I interpreted that question, “well.. the project is critical to my organization, it is critical to succeed, so everything on this project is the critical path”.