backward pass

A procedure within time analysis to calculate the late start and late finish dates of all activities in a project.


A calculation within critical path analysis that determines the late start and late finish dates for each task in the project, along with slack (float) values.

SOURCE: microsoft project

Calculation of late finish times (dates) for all uncompleted network activities. determined by working backwards through each activity. The purpose of doing the backward pass is to identify tasks and paths where float (slack) exists. By definition, any ta