Note: if you cannot remember how to determine the critical path of an activity network, revise notes for 7.3 Determine Critical Paths and Float Times.
- Crashing refers to the process of reducing the duration of one or more activity in a project and then recalculating the project duration.
- Crashing could represent anything that reduces the duration of an activity, such as hiring more staff, favourable weather, utilising more efficient methods, etc.
- Crashing an activity on the critical path will generally lower the project duration.
- Crashing an activity which is not on the critical path will not change the project duration.