The Critical Path Method (CPM) is an algorithm for scheduling a set of project activities. It is an important tool for effective project management. ConceptDraw PROJECT implements this method to provide the user with a wide set of project management tools.
To display a critical path on the Gantt chart, open the View tab and check the Critical Path option in the Show/Hide section. Now you can see which tasks are most critical: the ones that add up to the longest project duration.
Pic. 1. Critical path on a Gantt chart.
ConceptDraw PROJECT automatically calculates tasks’ Early Start, Early Finish, Late Start and Late Finish dates, as well as Early Slack, and Late Slack duration. To display these values, you should customize the columns in the table part of the window. Right-click (CTRL-click on Macs without a two-button mouse) on the project data column header, in the Column Customization window, select appropriate columns and click OK.
Pic. 2. Column Customization window.
If you have a project that contains several related projects, you may need to determine their common critical path.To determine overall critical path, open the File menu and click Properties. In the Document Properties window open the Advanced tab and uncheck the Calculate independent critical path for each project option. You can also determine the slack time for tasks to be considered critical.
Pic. 3. Critical path on a Multiproject dashboard.
Video. Critical Path Method in ConceptDraw PROJECT
Flow diagrams is a diagram used for structuring complex system and visually representing a flow and interactions of elements in a system.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is perfect for easy drawing professional looking Flow Diagrams.
For drawing Flow Diagrams the Flowcharts Solution provides: 2 libraries with commonly used predesigned vector objects - Flowchart library and Flowcharts Rapid Draw library; collection of Flow Diagrams samples; Basic Flowchart template.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with tools of Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park ideally suits for fast and easy Online Flow Chart designing. We propose to verify this right now.
Venn diagrams are illustrations used in the branch of mathematics known as set theory. They show the mathematical or logical relationship between different groups of things (sets). A Venn diagram shows all the possible logical relations between the sets.
Picture: Venn Diagram Examples for Problem Solving.Venn Diagram as a Truth Table
This sample shows the Influence Diagram. It was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Basic Diagramming Solution from the Universal Diagramming area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Influence diagram represents the directed acyclic graph with three types of nodes and three types of arcs that connect the nodes. Decision node is drawn as a rectangle, Uncertainty node is drawn as an oval, Value node is drawn as an octagon.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM creates drawings, flowcharts, block diagrams, bar charts, histograms, pie charts, divided bar diagrams, line graphs, area charts, scatter plots, circular arrows diagrams, Venn diagrams, bubble diagrams with great visual appeal on Mac OS X.
ConceptDraw offers you a number of ready-made organizational chart templates which you can use in your drawing. They are grouped in topical sets as organizational chart template files.
Use the Organizational Charts Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own Organizational Charts of any complexity quick, easy and effective.
The Organizational Charts designed with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio XML), printing and send via e-mail in one moment.
ConceptDraw makes the entire process of network visualization easier thanks to the numerous ready-to-use objects included in the package for presentation of network equipment, LDAP directory symbols and many other objects that symbolize resources in most various representations.
Picture: Network Visualization with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM