Backward pass computes the latest start time each event can start and have the project complete by a specified time

Other Definitions

Backward Pass -Calculation of the latest finish times by working from finish to start for the uncompleted portion of a network of activities. (Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2.1)

Backward Pass – Calculation of late finish times (dates) for all uncompleted network activities. Determined by working backwards through each activity .(Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2.1)

Backward Pass – Calculation of latest finish and start dates. Used in Critical Path Method scheduling .

Backward Pass – A procedure within time analysis to calculate the late start and late finish dates of all activities in a project .(Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2.1)

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