slack time

slack time
= float
The difference between the amount of time an activity takes and the amount of time allocated to it in network modelling Activities that constitute the critical path in a project are those for which there is no slack time. Activities not on the critical path have an earliest and a latest possible start and finish time. The difference between the two is the slack time.

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