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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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Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives
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Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

Information Builders

Onboarding: The critical role of hiring managers
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how onboarding optimizes the value of new employees and describes evidence-based best practices that hiring managers should follow to fuel onboarding success.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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Application Performance for Oil and Gas Seismic Analysis
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WHITE PAPER: The reference solution combines Dot Hill storage solutions, Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre, and Mellanox Infiniband to deliver a highly scalable and high performance infrastructure for oil exploration computing platforms, as well as other HPC applications.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

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Onboarding: Enhancing New Hire Clarity and Confidence
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WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource describes best practices for onboarding – the process of integrating new hires into the business environment – and offers insight to help you accelerate both role clarity and confidence for new employees.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SuccessFactors

Improve Your Web Infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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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

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The Future of Intelligent Transportation
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, the importance of fulfillment excellence and the benefits that can accrue from "smarter" transportation is discussed. Discover the progression for various elements of supply chain execution from traditional, largely siloed approaches to more modern, integrated approaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Next Generation BPM Thinking
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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

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Best Practices: Five ways learning managers can make a strategic contribution
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WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines current challenges with talent acquisition and counts down five best practices to help HR leaders address the skills gap by developing internal talent.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

The Anatomy of a Recurring Revenue Model
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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

Maximizing the Value Provided by a Big Data Platform (Branham Group)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on finding the value within big data and offers advice for delivering deeper insight to decision-makers and management. Also, discover how leading companies are benefiting from the recent emergence of MapReduce and real-time analytics.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

IBM
 
 
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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