Critical path method

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critical path method

[′krid·ə·kəl ′path ‚meth·əd]
(systems engineering)
A systematic procedure for detailed project planning and control. Abbreviated CPM.

Critical path method

A construction scheduling device that diagrams the interrelationships between activities and identifies the critical path that optimizes the sequence of operations to minimize the construction period.

critical path method, CPM

A system of project planning, scheduling, and control which combines all relevant information into a single master plan, permitting the establishment of the optimum sequence and duration of operations; the interrelation of all the efforts required to complete a construction project are shown; an indication is given of the efforts which are critical to timely completion of the project.
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A Dynamic Simulation option (DSX) enables hybrid timing analysis which combines dynamic clock & control signal simulation and static critical path analysis for handling highly complex designs.
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Project Workbench provides such functions as critical path analysis and resource scheduling for large-scale COBOL maintenance and redevelopment projects.
Policy recommendations developed from today's forum will be included in CCST's Critical Path Analysis of California's Educational System scheduled for completion in May 2001.
This enables designers to perform in situ critical path analysis, including the timing impact of on-chip voltage variations (IR drops) and significant temperature gradients.