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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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Re-inventing Routine Communications
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Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Dec 2014

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Leading Approaches to Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
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Posted: 11 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015

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Considerations of Hybrid Cloud Deployments
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Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

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Eight quick tips to keep goal alignment a top priority
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Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

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Next Gen IT and the Cloud
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Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

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Onboarding: The critical role of hiring managers
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Improve Your Web Infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

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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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