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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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Simplify scorecarding: Successfully link strategy to operations
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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

Google Voice: Ready for the Enterprise?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Google announced its Google Voice service in 2009 as a  "trial service, by invitation only", but it quickly became widely available in the US. Google originally stated that it was a consumer service and not meant to be an enterprise service, but the player now considers it part of its enterprise service portfolio.
Posted: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

The CFO Handbook: Critical Benefits of the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
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 UK Ltd

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

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

IBM Sterling Supply Chain Visibility - Optimize your supply chain network through real-time, end-to-end visibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this resource to learn how greater visibility into the supply chain can help you effectively combat efficiency and performance challenges and pave the way for business success.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2011

IBM

Fast, Flexible Reporting: SAP HANA Operational Reporting Rapid Deployment Solution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover business reporting platform that ensures you have the information you need when you need it to make decisions that run your company.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Next Gen IT and the Cloud
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource examines how IT is losing control over the enterprise and the need for change in the world of IT, and explores how cloud-driven technology can help you more successfully manage IT services.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

ServiceNow

Improve Your Web Infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to power your web infrastructure with open source software solutions. Inside, learn how to fulfill business requirements for a more reliable and scalable web infrastructure.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

Red Hat

What Return on Investment Does e-Learning Provide?
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the benefits of e-learning programmes and how to get the maximum return on e-learning investments.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

Skillsoft
 
 
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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