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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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IBM Marketing Performance Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper discloses a sure-fire way to track and analyse performance across an infinitely expanding number of channels and campaigns.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Developing an Information Strategy in the Financial Services Industry
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, financial services organizations will learn how they can use five key actions to develop a successful information strategy in order to improve processes, boost productivity, enhance decision-making, and more.
Posted: 01 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

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

Disclosure Management for budgeting, planning and forecasting -- the next frontier?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how disclosure management can lead to significant productivity gains when used for statutory reporting, and evaluates the viability of this strategy as an option for improving budgeting, planning, and forecasting (BPF) financial processes.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

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

CFO Guide to Improve Decision-making, Reduce Risk, Enhance Performance
sponsored by TideMark
WHITE PAPER: In this CFO guidebook, learn how you can leverage mobile, cloud, social media, and big data to dramatically improve business results and drive insight-fueled transformation.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013


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

A New Model for Healthcare Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the major issues that are driving support for care transformation. More importantly, it outlines an approach for achieving value from the IT investments made by health care organizations in support of transformation initiatives.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

HP Advanced Information Services for SAP HANA
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this brief two page white paper, you will discover a new appliance exploiting in memory computing capabilities offered by HP and SAP. Find out how this innovative approach enables you to rapidly analyze greater volumes of data and accelerate access to the right information.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Next-Gen Analytics: Conversing with Big Data
sponsored by IIS Technology
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines the business impact of big data, and explores how a next-generation analytics platform helps reduce costs and fuel smarter decision-making.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

IIS Technology
 
 
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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