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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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Using ERP for Process Manufacturing Quality Management
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WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper learn how to use ERP for process manufacturing quality management to streamline and simplify your business processes.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


How to Design an IBM BPM Solution
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes into significant depth about designing a business process management (BPM) system that fits your organization. Included in this guide are several important aspects you should consider when starting your project.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015


Use Dynamic Case Management to Achieve Dramatic Business Results
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EGUIDE: Unsure if dynamic case management (DCM) is the right strategy for your organization?  In this e-guide, Neil Ward-Duton, co founder and research director of MWD Advisors answers top DCM questions and reveals its key benefits to business success.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014


Big Data Success Stories: Practical Approaches For Achieving Results
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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 realized the full potential of big data and drove profitability and growth.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012


Analytics for the Mid-Market: Why You Can't Survive and Thrive Without BI
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WHITE PAPER: This report explores how mid-sized companies are harnessing the power of business analytics to exploit more data, equip more business users with decisions support, and ultimately deliver substantial performance improvements.
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HP helps Kraft move to the cloud
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VIDEO: In this video case study, hear how Kraft Foods Europe GmbH achieved a cloud like environment that offers private, public, or hybrid cloud tools while also facilitating third-party cloud services. Tune in now to learn more – all in under a minute.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 31 Dec 2012

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The Digital Effect on Business Process Management
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EBOOK: Business process management in the digital era is a whole new deal. In this SearchCIO handbook, find out how businesses must adapt BPM systems to meet the needs of the digital customer.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

Maximize asset productivity and operational performance - Business analytics solutions for predictive maintenance
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper addresses the benefits to using predictive analysis when it comes to boosting your assets' productivity and operational performance.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013


IBM Cognos Learning Assessment
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a customized learning assessment work package that extends the value of one business intelligence and performance management platform by teaching your business users the skills they need to drive success.
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From Fear to Fortune: Lessons from Leveraging the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the lessons that real-world organizations have learned from their journey to the cloud, and explores how the cloud can cure common business pain points.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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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