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

(CPM)
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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