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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
sponsored by IBM
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

Managed Service Provider Attributes Growth to the ConnectWise Community
sponsored by ConnectWise
CASE STUDY: Growing an IT Services business in an unstable economy is challenging, but for one MSP, the key to success was the right partnership and business support from a group of peers. See how Wisconsin-based ITConnexx leveraged the ConnectWise Community and the PSA platform to transform their business from break-fix to managed services.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

ConnectWise

Red Hat JBoss Fuse: Enabling Intelligent Integration Everywhere
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: Check out this short video to learn how JBoss Fuse enables the exchange of data simply and with greater agility across its innovative integration platform.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Dec 10, 2013

Red Hat

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

Leveraging the Power of the Peloton to Lead Change
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper combines the concept of the peloton with one of the most widely accepted approaches for enabling change in organizations: John P. Kotter's 8 Steps for Enabling Change.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

Onboarding: The critical role of hiring managers
sponsored by SuccessFactors
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

SuccessFactors

Subway Successfully Implements Virtualization
sponsored by IIS Technology
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how the right virtualization strategy enabled the sandwich chain Subway to quickly provision SQL Servers while also maintaining performance and data access. Learn how you can mirror Subway's virtualization success by reading on now.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

IIS Technology

IT Transformation Consulting Services: Align your technology direction
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces an IT transformation consulting service as a means of achieving effective, value-driven change. Read on now to learn how you can ensure business and IT alignment, spur business growth, and more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices: Six ways to dial in your talent strategy
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This report explains how talent constraints impact growth and counts down six best practices to help you dial in your talent strategy.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

Big Data Success Stories: Practical Approaches For Achieving Results
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This comprehensive resource collects a number of big data success stories. Read on now to discover how organizations such as Barnes & Noble, Harvard Medical School, and macys.com realized the full potential of big data and drove profitability and growth.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 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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