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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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Achieving a Single View of the Citizen With Information Management
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how creating a single view of the citizen by consolidating and synchronizing data can empower government agencies to support enhanced, information-based decision-making, improve operational performance, and more.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Healthcare Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper can help your organization understand and apply healthcare performance management across the entire set of patient and provider processes.
Posted: 02 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

How Cloud Changes the Game for Line of Business Managers in Midsized Companies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud portfolios offer extensive adaptability that will help maximize the value of business applications. This white paper dives into the depth of cloud portfolios and the breadth of options to better assist your midsized business.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

A Unified Model for Describing a Project Plan
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper proposes a unifying model for project plans. A distinction will be made between the outputs of project planning and the project plan itself. The significance of this distinction is to allow projects of all types to be described at a high level, in a common language, regardless of the type of analysis used to develop the plan.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

Tuning Hadoop on Dell PowerEdge Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive resource describes how to tune BIOS, OS, file system, and Hadoop settings to increase performance in Hadoop workloads.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Core HR: The Foundation for Business Alignment
sponsored by SuccessFactors
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

CFO as Catalyst for Change
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read the CFO Research Report from Longitude Research commissioned by Oracle and Accenture to see how 930 CFOs from around the world are managing change and driving growth in a disruptive and unpredictable business environment.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013

Oracle Corporation

The Anatomy of a Recurring Revenue Model
sponsored by Aria
WHITE PAPER: According to a recent study, nearly half of all US businesses currently have, or are considering, recurring revenue-based offerings. This white paper provides key implementation and infrastructure tips to help you find success with your recurring revenue initiative.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Aria

Five tactics for compensation managers to shift the business
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down five smart moves that compensation managers should make in order to build solid compensation processes and ensure employee satisfaction.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

Strategy guide to business protection for physician practices
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
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

HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
 
 
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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