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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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CPM Reports
 
Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Business teams and IT departments must collaborate for business process automation to be successful. Read this white paper to find out how to bridge the gap between the two departments.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 10 Mar 2015

Red Hat

Go to Market with a New Analytic Product in Just 8 Weeks
sponsored by Birst
CASE STUDY: In considering analytics to improve customer value and boost product differentiation, Qvidian (a sales software provider) needed to make a build vs. buy decision. And they decided to buy. Explore how they got up and running with embedded analytics in just 8 weeks, and learn 6 benefits they're now experiencing.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 01 Nov 2015

Birst

Easy-to-Build Workflows and Forms for Dummies
sponsored by K2
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Organizations are being driven toward business process transformation in the quest to achieve process excellence. Enabling this transformation are business app workflow solutions. Access this essential guide that explains the drive toward business process transformation and the workflow solutions enabling it.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

K2

The Renaissance of ERP: Leveraging a Digital Core for Increased Innovation
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can boost innovation by upgrading core ERP systems and extending those capabilities in the cloud. Find out how you can improve your company's ability to manage key business processes with a digital ERP strategy and take advantage of evolving opportunities from big data, IoT, mobility and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

SAP

Transforming Finance Processes for the Digital Economy
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Finance is at the heart of the digital business, but the financial processes and technology platforms that have been utilized in the last 20 years aren't agile enough for the digital economy. Access this white paper to explore a modern approach to managing critical processes like planning and analysis, risk management, compliance, and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

SAP

Brochure: zEnterprise Analytics System 9700 and 9710
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how IBM simplifies building analytics systems by incorporating zEnterprise EC12 and DB2 Analytics Accelerator.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

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

How to Improve Visibility into Sales Performance
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn real-world strategies for understanding sales performance and making improvements to drive revenue. You'll discover how a prosthetics supplier gained up-to-the-minute updates on quotas and goals to drive better sales performance.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2016

IBM

How Workflow Intelligence Helps Align Radiologists and the Enterprise
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the advantages of taking a proactive approach to leveraging data can reveal fast, effective pathways to improving quality. Read on to find out how to stop being reactive with your workflow improvements, and how focusing on quality can help mitigate risk.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

McKesson Corporation

Stronger Business Insights for Finance Leaders
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video considers one system that sheds light business performance metrics, with particular focus on analytics and business intelligence. Watch now to see if a system like this can help your senior executives steer your business down the right path.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 16 Dec 2015

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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