Smart Chain

Smart Chain

Smart Chain feature find critical chain for selected task
Critical Path is the sequence of tasks that the total slack is less than or equals to zero days.
But the Critical Path ignores the resources allocation.
 
Critical Chain is the sequence of tasks that the total slack is less than or equal to zero days while taking into account the resources allocation.
 
MS-Project analyzes the Critical Path but there is no reference to the Critical Chain.
 
Smart Chain analyzes the Critical Chain and gives a more professional analysis capability, real and faster for
tasks that determine the finish date of the project or phase or any activity that we wish to analyze.
 
An example of the Critical Path of the project
Task 4 is not part of the Critical Path because there is no link between the task and other tasks even though they have the same resource.
 
 
 
An example of a Critical Chain displayed using the Smart Chain:
Task 4 is also part of the chain, because the same resource is assigned for all tasks.
 
 
 
 

The Smart Chain add-in enables you to immediately mark tasks that are part of a critical chain for the selected task.

 
 In order to start using the Smart Chain feature, you would need to load your project, select a task and click on the “Apply” button in the MS-Addons ribbon.
 
 
 
In response, all tasks belong to the selected task critical chain will be presented, while the rest will be filtered out.
 
 
 
 
You can also use “Apply Colors” button, in order to see all tasks but only critical chain will be colored:
 
 
 
 
 
You can easily configure critical chain color, by using the setting interface:
 
 

 

 

 
 
Features Smart Chain MS-Project 2010 MS-Project 2013
 Filter critical chain for task      
 Color critical chain bars      
 
 
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Smart Chain (1-10 licenses) 390$  One time per unit Buy Now
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