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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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Information Governance: Why It Matters and How to Drive Success
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the need for a proven, holistic approach to information governance. Read on to learn why governance matters, and learn where to start with your governance strategy in order to reduce risk and cost, improve productivity, and more.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Simplify business intelligence in familiar desktop applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief resource today to learn about a platform that makes reliable, trusted business intelligence (BI) data available in familiar Microsoft Office applications – giving you a single, trusted version of the truth.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

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

Are You Ready for Real-Time Information?
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises today have a special appetite for real-time data to enable better decision making - and it's no long a luxury, but an expectation.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Bringing Together ESB and Big Data
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes how enterprise service buses (ESBs) can drive the success of big data initiatives by integrating data from disparate systems securely and reliably. Inside, learn how ESBs can help you realize the full potential of big data and boost business performance.
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

Talend

Can Your Business Intelligence Environment Handle Data Growth?
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces embedded data stores as an answer to your business intelligence (BI) performance problems. Inside, learn how embedded data stores can improve reporting and analytic performance – even in the face of rapidly growing data volumes.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

SAP HANA Profitability Analysis Rapid-Deployment Solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Companies need to evaluate market segments to better support internal accounting and decision-making. Learn how SAP ERP Profitability Analysis provides that data for you, and how you can enhance our reporting and analytics with SAP HANA CO-PA.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

From Fear to Fortune: Lessons from Leveraging the Cloud
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the lessons that real-world organizations have learned from their journey to the cloud, and explores how the cloud can cure common business pain points.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

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
 
 
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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