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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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Using SIPOC to Define ITIL® Processes
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a technique for defining processes called SIPOC (Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers). SIPOC provides a structured way to define the key elements of any process. SIPOC can be used as a means of defining any of the service management processes presented in ITIL® best practices.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

Cloud ERP: The Great Enabler Of Growth
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This Mint Jutras report explores ways to scale your business with SaaS ERP, its top four benefits, and which capabilities to look out for.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

SAP

Building a Business Case for Data Governance: Ten Critical Steps
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 key steps that will help you build the business case for data governance in your organization. Also inside, learn about tools and tactics that will ensure your data governance project is a success.
Posted: 01 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Scorecarding with IBM Cognos TM1
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: While not a new idea, scorecards' effective functionalities are often overlooked. IBM Cognos TM1's scorecarding capabilities can enable you to link high-participation planning, budgeting, and forecasting to actual performance results, model and deploy integrated metrics to every contributor's workspace, and more.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Top Five Big Data Tactics Used By CMOs To Drive Results
sponsored by IIS Technology
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 big data tactics the CMOs use to fuel better business results.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

IIS Technology

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

Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right For You?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Open source options are taking the pain out of business process management (BPM), and putting the value of BPM within reach of more companies and projects. But is open source BPM the right move for you? Read on now to find out.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Red Hat

IBM Analytic Answers for Retail Purchase Analysis and Offer Targeting
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a portfolio of cloud-based strategies that allow organizations of all shapes and sizes to benefit from advanced analytics – without the need for infrastructural changes, expensive software, or analytics expertise.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

IT Transformation Consulting Services: Align your technology direction
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces an IT transformation consulting service as a means of achieving effective, value-driven change. Read on now to learn how you can ensure business and IT alignment, spur business growth, and more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IBM Sterling Supply Chain Visibility - Optimize your supply chain network through real-time, end-to-end visibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this resource to learn how greater visibility into the supply chain can help you effectively combat efficiency and performance challenges and pave the way for business success.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2011

IBM
 
 
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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