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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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WHITE PAPER: From aging infrastructures to outdated business systems, you need a way to systematically and efficiently turn operations obstacles into opportunities before they further impede organizational performance. Access this white paper and learn ways to benefit from integrated enterprise asset management (EAM).
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Infor

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

The Top 5 "Worst Practices" In Business Intelligence
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Even the best-run businesses in the world can commit the common missteps that lead to lukewarm BI performance. This white paper identifies and explores the 5 "worst practices" that contribute to poor BI deployments. Find out how they negatively impact BI from both a technology and a business perspective and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

Information Builders

Business Intelligence. It's Better Here: Why the WebFOCUS BI Platform Beats the Competition
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help you navigate the business intelligence (BI) marketplace, and introduces a BI platform that can help meet your business needs. Also inside, find eight key motivators you should consider when choosing a BI tool.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Unlocking business intelligence with collaboration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Accurate decision making is key to your company's survival. Read this paper to learn how collaborative business intelligence (BI) can help streamline the decision making process. Learn to optimize efficiency and business transparency by creating a collaborative BI framework that connects BI information and decisions to business outcomes.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Brochure: DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover the new features and benefits of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS version 4.1.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

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

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

SuccessFactors

Collaborate with Your Business Network in the Cloud
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses cloud-based business applications and the potential benefits to your business.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

SAP America, Inc.

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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