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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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Emerging Trends in Project Management
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Posted: 17 Jun 2013 | Published: 17 Jun 2013

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Cricket Communications Turns to Splunk for Assuring Automated Service Management
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Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

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IBM Marketing Performance Analytics
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Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

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How SkillSoft Learning Impacts Performance of Individuals and Organizations
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ERP and the Cloud: Working Together to Transform the Back Office
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Collaborate with Your Business Network in the Cloud
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Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

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Tuning Hadoop on Dell PowerEdge Servers
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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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