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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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Cognos and Oracle: Integrated business intelligence and performance management
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WHITE PAPER: Every organization wants to get the most from their ERP systems, data warehouses, and other applications -- including ones from Oracle. But did you know you can achieve higher performance with your Oracle platforms with IBM Cognos® software?
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Site visit programs fuel outsourcing success
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Site visit programs play a critical role in any successful outsourcing initiative. This on-demand webcast describes key features of an effective site visit program.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Oct 25, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Simplify business intelligence in familiar desktop applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief resource today to learn about a platform that makes reliable, trusted business intelligence (BI) data available in familiar Microsoft Office applications – giving you a single, trusted version of the truth.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

Don’t Go Up in Flames: Navigate Time Tracking Acrobatics within the Enterprise
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: If the lack of visibility into where time is spent is a problem for your organization, time tracking may be the biggest, simplest thing you could do to improve the ability of IT and the PMO to accelerate business growth.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

Innotas

HP's Industry Leading Offshore Capability
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast introduces an industry-leading offshore capability designed with a new age of people and applications in mind.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Oct 25, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

We Used to Schedule Repairs, Now We Predict Them
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover a solution to the conventional ad hoc approach to system maintenance. Learn about predictive maintenance and how it can detect problems and areas of attention way before it causes your business severe downtime and slowed productive processes.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

IBM

Big Data: Operationalizing the Buzz
sponsored by Actian Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive report explores the findings of a survey of 259 business and technology stakeholders regarding big data trends and the technologies and tactics that are fueling big data success.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Actian Corporation

The Anatomy of a Recurring Revenue Model
sponsored by Aria
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

Advances in Financial Disclosure and Risk Management
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast investigates performance management and analytics tools that can help drive success in finance and risk management. Watch now to discover product updates, best practices, and more.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Feb 5, 2013

IBM

Operational Insight for Running IT at the Speed of Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how your organization can use IT operations analytics to solve and resolve IT issues more quickly, proactively, and effectively – allowing you to run IT at the speed of business. Read on to learn how this approach can help you manage big data, avoid costly outages, and more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2013

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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