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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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CFO Research - Beyond Numbers: The Challenge of Telling your Company's Story
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a narrative analysis can ultimately help CFOs with their planning and assist company growth.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

How to Transform Your Business - A Strategic Roadmap for Delivering Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to integrate your operations into a new structure acquired through mergers and acquisitions; align your IT operations into a single platform; enhance customer service; increase the productivity of your global workforce; and bolster supply chain efficiency.
Posted: 14 May 2012 | Published: 14 May 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Cricket Communications Turns to Splunk for Assuring Automated Service Management
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Keeping up with a quickly expanding business is difficult if you do not have the right tools. Read on to learn how Cricket Communications handled its growing business' operations with an enterprise application, data and operational management system.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

Splunk

Maximize asset productivity and operational performance - Business analytics solutions for predictive maintenance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper addresses the benefits to using predictive analysis when it comes to boosting your assets' productivity and operational performance.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

IBM

Enable relevant, in-context business intelligence: Embedding BI content into applications and processes
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces a platform that gives you the power to create customized BI content and embed it into applications and processes for relevant, contextualized business intelligence.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

Mobile Field Service: Better Collaboration with the Back Office
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces an enterprise mobile field service strategy that gives you the power to receive and process work orders in the field, allowing you to be more responsive to customer needs and drive success.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

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

Sell. Smarter. Redefining commerce in the age of the customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover innovative commerce technologies designed to enable businesses to sell smarter and transform buyers into loyal, returning customers. Uncover the 6 key selling areas these strategies target, including cross-channel selling, payments and settlements, store solutions, distributed order management, and more.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Unlocking business intelligence with collaboration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Accurate decision making is key to your company's survival. Read this paper to learn how collaborative business intelligence (BI) can help streamline the decision making process. Learn to optimize efficiency and business transparency by creating a collaborative BI framework that connects BI information and decisions to business outcomes.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

The ROI of a New Learning Management System (LMS): How to Construct a Successful Business Case
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes key features and capabilities of a new-generation learning management system (LMS), and counts down six steps for demonstrating LMS value, rooted in ROI. Learn how you can make a successful business case for an LMS by reading on now.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

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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