With the Critical Path on, you’ll be aware of all the tasks that directly impact on your project. In case you manage a project that consists of hundreds of activities with multiple dependencies between them, defining those of them that have the greatest impact on the overall project time may become a pretty hard task.
One of the possible solutions is the Critical Path Method. This approach allows defining the sequence of tasks that determines the overall duration of the project. Completing these tasks in time will guarantee meeting your deadlines. The tasks that are not included in the critical path can be pushed to the end of the schedule since they don’t affect the end date of the project.
Besides meeting the deadline you can also use the critical path to complete the project ahead of time. You can define the most critical activities and can reduce the time of the project by boosting them.