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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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The Top 5 "Worst Practices" In Business Intelligence
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WHITE PAPER: Even the best-run businesses in the world can commit the common missteps that lead to lukewarm BI performance. This white paper identifies and explores the 5 "worst practices" that contribute to poor BI deployments. Find out how they negatively impact BI from both a technology and a business perspective and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

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Getting Value from your Data Scientists
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and find out how to avoid repeating some of the mistakes that have undermined the success of previous generations of analytical talent so you can best nurture and retain your most productive employees.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016


The Future of Procurement: One Survey, Two Perspectives
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: To understand where procurement is now and where it's headed, a team of researchers and one vendor conducted global surveys across 18 countries. Uncover the procurement challenges companies must face before making it a strategic function.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016


Transform HR to Create an Agile, All-In Workforce
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Meeting and beating today's HR challenges is possible by building an agile workforce. Discover 11 ways to leverage tools that help motivate and engage employees from the first stage of recruitment.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Aug 2016


Enterprise Performance Management: Better Insights for More Informed Decisions
sponsored by Infor
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn about next generation enterprise performance management that combines BI with analytics, forecasting, risk assessment, and financial performance strategies. Find out how to monitor systems proactively, drive business and process insights, implement integrated planning, and more.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 12 Aug 2016


Gartner Research: The Breakup of the CPM Suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Gartner report, explore the impacts and recommendations relating to hybrid corporate performance management. Additionally, learn about the emergence of financial and strategic CPM, and how they play into modern day CPM strategy.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2015


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

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Big Data - Past Present and future - an analyst's perspective
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this webcast to uncover how to manage structured and unstructured data, avoid risks, slash query times and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Jan 21, 2014


What'€™s the ROI of Embedded Analytics?
sponsored by GoodData
WHITE PAPER: Estimates say through 2015, more than 90% of business leaders will view content information as a strategic asset, yet fewer than 10% will quantify its economic value. This whitepaper dives into the world of embedded analytics, and how they impact a company's financials. Read on to see the ROI success of bussinesses that leverage embedded analytics.
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 | Published: 07 Dec 2015


Evaluating the Top CPM Vendors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Nucleus Research paper, compare the top CPM vendors—including Oracle, IBM, Infor, and more—and learn which are the most competitive when it comes to offering features like out-of-the-box capabilities that drive accelerated time to value.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

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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