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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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Monitor. Manage. Perform.  - Scorecarding and Business Intelligence
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a business intelligence technology that includes scorecard capabilities to help you pull data from a diverse range of sources, enabling you to present your metrics in a consistent manner across the entire company.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

IBM Marketing Performance Analytics
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Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

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A Unified Model for Describing a Project Plan
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WHITE PAPER: This paper proposes a unifying model for project plans. A distinction will be made between the outputs of project planning and the project plan itself. The significance of this distinction is to allow projects of all types to be described at a high level, in a common language, regardless of the type of analysis used to develop the plan.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

IBM Cognos Lifecycle Manager - Streamline upgrades with automated testing
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WHITE PAPER: System upgrades and other IT changes can have a negative impact on business intelligence report content, but testing thousands of reports can be tedious and time-consuming. This resource introduces a utility that relieves the burden by automating the testing process.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Improving Organizational Performance Through Pervasive Business
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the growing body of evidence suggesting a direct link between investment in business analytics solutions and organizational performance. This IDC white paper highlights market trends that point toward more pervasive use of BI solutions.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Best Practices: Five ways learning managers can make a strategic contribution
sponsored by SuccessFactors
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

Tuning Hadoop on Dell PowerEdge Servers
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WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive resource describes how to tune BIOS, OS, file system, and Hadoop settings to increase performance in Hadoop workloads.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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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

Employee engagement: How common-sense principles drive uncommon business benefits
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the benefits of improved employee engagement and offers recommendations to help you get there.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SuccessFactors

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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