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Chapter 7. Scheduling Activities > Accelerating Project Schedules - Pg. 91

SCHEDULING ACTIVITIES 91 Accelerating Project Schedules If the schedule you develop does not allow the project to com- plete when desired, you may have to take action to decrease the total project duration. Compressing (accelerating) the schedule is referred to as crashing the schedule. When at- tempting to crash a schedule, you should consider all the available options and choose those that provide the greatest compression for the lowest cost. Concentrate on the activities on the critical path. (Remember, shortening noncritical activi- ties will not complete the project any sooner.) Focus first on activities that occur early in the project and also those with the longest durations. Resources