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One of the factors that create the success criteria of a project is good planning and scheduling methods (Lester, 2017) “Perhaps the most in any project is planning. If the planning is performed effectively, and the workers participate in the development of the plan, the chances of success are greatly enhanced” (Kerzner, 2013:245) According to Gardiner (2005), a major cause of terrible project management is due to failure at the planning stage which leads to a series of alterations which increase costs and creates delays this could be due to a lack of planning as a lack of planning will probably guarantee a project failure (Dvir, et al, 2003). A project plan explains how the project will proceed as the project plan defines the work to be done and contains the approved budget. (Lientz and Rea, 2007) It explains to participants the goal and the steps to achieve that goal as well as the order of those steps and by when they should be completed (Gardiner, 2005) The planning process involves the consumption of resources and the role of the project manager during this process is to decide on the balance between the process as well as benefits which will be reaped from it. (Maylor 2010) Gantt Chart and Critical Path Analysis Created by Hendry Gantt, the Gantt chart is a tool that displays the progression of the project and is done so in a horizontal bar graph. (Pathak, 1990) Within the chart, activities are arranged in a top to bottom format. The project time is showcased scaling from left to right and activities are represented as bars beginning at the earliest start time (Gardiner, 2005). The main advantage of the Gantt chart is it’s able to showcase the status of each activity within the project at glance. Also, The Gantt chart are easier to interpret and as a communication tool, very adaptable and can be scaled to suit an array or reports (Gardiner,2005) It’s these factors that contribute in the success of a project as communication is necessary for project management to be successful (Clarke, 1999) However, a Gantt chart quickly starts to lose its ease of interpretation and simplicity as more information is added. A Gantt chart also fails to show a coherent understanding of logical relationships in the project (Gardiner, 2005) The difference between success and failure within complex projects can be due to an effective critical path analysis (Kumar, 2005) “Because of its impact on the entire project, critical path analysis is an important aspect of project planning” (Pathak,1990) In 1957, a project management method developed by DuPont was designed to tackle the challenges faced when shutting down a chemical plant for maintenance and resuming once maintenance is complete. Due to the complexity of this, The Critical analysis was created. (Pathak,1990) The advantages of a critical path analysis are, it displays a graphi>GET ANSWER