A Comprehensive Glossary of
Project Management Terms

Everything you need to know about project management in one list

What is Lead time?

On a Gantt chart, lead time is the amount of time by which a successor activity that depends on its predecessor can be advanced. Work on the second task can start even before the first one is finished. Adding lead time to tasks that depend on each other on a critical path can reduce the time needed to complete an entire project.

Further Reading:

4 Values and 12 Principles of the Agile Manifesto
The 9 Key Benefits of Using the Agile Methodology
Looking for the right tools to power your agile project?
The Definitive Guide to Scrumban Methodology

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What is Lead time?

On a Gantt chart, lead time is the amount of time by which a successor activity that depends on its predecessor can be advanced. Work on the second task can start even before the first one is finished. Adding lead time to tasks that depend on each other on a critical path can reduce the time needed to complete an entire project.

Further Reading:

4 Values and 12 Principles of the Agile Manifesto
The 9 Key Benefits of Using the Agile Methodology
Looking for the right tools to power your agile project?
The Definitive Guide to Scrumban Methodology