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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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Cognos and Oracle: Integrated business intelligence and performance management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Every organization wants to get the most from their ERP systems, data warehouses, and other applications -- including ones from Oracle. But did you know you can achieve higher performance with your Oracle platforms with IBM Cognos® software?
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Next Generation BPM Thinking
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Today, it is evident that Business Process Management (BPM) has lost focus on delivering successful business outcomes. In this white paper, discover what the entire industry needs to do in order to re-focus on business outcomes and, ultimately, generate more money or protect existing money.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

OpenText

Simplify scorecarding: Successfully link strategy to operations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Executives and business managers need to know how the business is performing against strategic and operational objectives. However, the large volume of data collected makes it difficult to get a clear, reliable view of performance. View this resource to learn how to overcome these challenges.
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

The CFO Handbook: Critical Benefits of the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As cloud computing matures, forward-thinking CFOs are realizing that the cloud can be much more than just a cost-saving platform. This resource explains how the cloud can help you improve business processes, increase operational efficiencies, and more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Oracle Corporation

BIRT Performance Analytics: Self-Service Business Intelligence That Drives Real Performance Improvement
sponsored by Actuate
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers strategies for performance improvement through self-service business intelligence.
Posted: 15 Mar 2012 | Published: 15 Mar 2012

Actuate

Accelerate App Delivery, Improve App Performance, and Spur Innovation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a set of application performance management (APM) and capacity management solutions that together facilitate information sharing between your DevOps teams, in end leading to better app deployments, improved monitoring, lowered number of risks, and reduced repair times.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

CA Technologies.

Cricket Communications Turns to Splunk for Assuring Automated Service Management
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Keeping up with a quickly expanding business is difficult if you do not have the right tools. Read on to learn how Cricket Communications handled its growing business' operations with an enterprise application, data and operational management system.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

Splunk

Core HR Kit: Cut costs, engage your people, and ensure compliance
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers insight to help you choose an effective core HR system. Read on to discover key benefits of the right tool and learn how you can get started today.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SuccessFactors

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

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
 
 
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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