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DEFINITION: The critical path method (CPM) is a step-by-step technique for process planning that defines critical and non-critical tasks with the goal of preventing time-frame problems and process bottlenecks. The CPM is ideally suited to projects consisting of numerous activities that interact in a complex manner.In applying the CPM, there are several steps that can be summarized as follows:Define the required  … 
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Operating a Next-Generation Utility: Driving Performance through Enterprise Asset Management
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Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

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The Top 5 "Worst Practices" In Business Intelligence
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Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

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Business Management Software ROI Improvement Guide
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Aligning technology with your business goals is one of the smartest ways to optimize any software investment (especially when it comes to the cloud). Access this ROI improvement guide to learn how to maximize your business management software solutions to drive great agility and SaaS cost savings.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Sage Software

8 Must-Have Criteria for Self-Service Analytics
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you 8 essential criteria for implementing self-service analytics in your organization. Discover how you can empower your business end users to tap into in-depth insights, driving more informed business moves and increasing visibility into valuable datasets.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 27 Oct 2015

Information Builders

Enable relevant, in-context business intelligence: Embedding BI content into applications and processes
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces a platform that gives you the power to create customized BI content and embed it into applications and processes for relevant, contextualized business intelligence.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

Best Practices: Five ways learning managers can make a strategic contribution
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines current challenges with talent acquisition and counts down five best practices to help HR leaders address the skills gap by developing internal talent.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

Simplify business intelligence in familiar desktop applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief resource today to learn about a platform that makes reliable, trusted business intelligence (BI) data available in familiar Microsoft Office applications – giving you a single, trusted version of the truth.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

Core HR: The Foundation for Business Alignment
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WHITE PAPER: This research brief examines the challenges facing HR, and details how to lay the technology foundation to support successful core HR service delivery.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

SuccessFactors

Analytics for the Mid-Market: Why You Can't Survive and Thrive Without BI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report explores how mid-sized companies are harnessing the power of business analytics to exploit more data, equip more business users with decisions support, and ultimately deliver substantial performance improvements.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Seven quick tips managers can use to improve employee engagement
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This quick resource counts down seven tips to help you improve employee engagement.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors
 
 
CPM DEFINITION (continued): …  tasks and put them down in an ordered (sequenced) list.Create a flowchart or other diagram showing each task in relation to the others.Identify the critical and non-critical relationships (paths) among tasks.Determine the expected completion or execution time for each task.Locate or devise alternatives (backups) for the most critical paths.The CPM was developed in the 1950s by DuPont, and was first used in missile-defense construction projects. Since that time, the CPM has been adapted to other fields including hardware and software product research and development. Various computer programs are … 
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