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What is the maximum float for an activity?

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What should be the maximum float of an activity in terms of its duration? For example, should the float be 10% of the activity's duration? 20%? And ideally, how much float should a project have (in terms of percentage of the whole project duration)?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous edited 8 years ago by MaplePM

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The total float of an activity is the amount of time that activity can be delayed before it affects the critical path of your schedule.

The total float is determined by the logical relationships between activities and their durations and is calculated by performing a forward and backward pass to determine the early start, late start, late finish and late finish dates for each activity in your network. Remember that these can change as you update your schedule.

One definition of a critical path is the path of activities that have 0 (zero) total float.
answered 8 years ago by anonymous

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