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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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How one Australian Company Built Efficiencies Around their All-Star Team
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how ConnectWise, a leading business management platform, enabled Australian-based IT solution provider PowerNET to create profitability through efficiency and make sales predictable.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

ConnectWise

Data Visualization: Making Big Data Approachable and Valuable
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the limitations of existing big data collection and analysis tools, and explains how data visualization can help your organization more easily realize the full potential of big data.
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

SAS

Embracing Error: Forecast Errors for Better Performance Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Not all errors are bad. As a matter of fact, some can be quite beneficial. In the following white paper, learn why embracing error forecasts can actually improve your organization's performance.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 09 Feb 2015

IBM

Business Plan Blueprint: Turn Your Dreams Into Actionable Goals
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This eBook and planning worksheet will walk you through the steps to creating a winning business plan and change the way you look at your business immediately.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

Optimizing ETL: The Key to Accelerating Data‐Driven Business Decisions
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: Whether you’re analyzing information from a data warehouse, reviewing click-stream data to find the latest trends, or running a query on current sales figures, the elapsed time to perform these processes means lost revenue. This article explains the steps you can take when processing your data to reduce elapsed time.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Oct 2009

Syncsort

From Fear to Fortune: Lessons from Leveraging the Cloud
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the lessons that real-world organizations have learned from their journey to the cloud, and explores how the cloud can cure common business pain points.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

Strategy guide to business protection for physician practices
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how hospitals can manage risk and keep critical IT infrastructure up and running. Read now to learn how HIT leaders can ensure a high availability IT infrastructure that can improve service and protect their business.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2012

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Business Analytics for Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource today to learn how analytics can support the use of Big Data in business decision-making and lead to better business outcomes. Inside, find out how you can extract Big Data insights, uncover the challenges of Big Data analytics, and more.
Posted: 21 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

HP AllianceOne Partner Program
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, resource you will discover a leading vendor's alliance program – providing the resources you need to build innovative solutions and get to market quickly – leading to greater growth and success.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard

The ROI of a New Learning Management System (LMS): How to Construct a Successful Business Case
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes key features and capabilities of a new-generation learning management system (LMS), and counts down six steps for demonstrating LMS value, rooted in ROI. Learn how you can make a successful business case for an LMS by reading on now.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 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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