critical path
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(pronounced KRIH-tih-kehl path)

In construction / building project management, critical path describes the carefully considered series of interdependent tasks that results in the shortest total duration of the project. The idea is to ensure there are no delays on “critical” elements that would delay subsequent tasks and, hence, delay completion of the project. The critical path may change from time to time as tasks are completed behind or ahead of schedule.