Critical Path Not Showing up

edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics


The critical path for my project is not displaying properly. It only highlights a few tasks while it should be highlighting many more. I have predecessors and duration enabled, and I have looked through the forums to try to fix the problem. One possible answer may be that the timeline has paths in parallel. Is there any way to display the critical path or something that I am missing? Any help would be much appreciated. 




  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    The Critical Path has issues. It has been a while since i have used it because I found it to be unreliable.

    My memory may be faulty, but here is what i recall:

    Parallel paths sometimes display correctly, sometimes not.

    The algorithm may get confused by non-FS successors. A full work-back schedule does not work. 

    If there are any breaks in the chain, the critical path won't be displayed past a certain event (this is true for most (all?) other PM tools)

    Probably more, but as I said, I stopped trying to fight it.