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critical path

The longest irreducible sequence of work activities which determines the minimum duration of a construction project.
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Critical Path: Let ab [member of] E and c be a partial coloring of G.
Critical Path Inc, a provider of messaging software and services, today announced that it has purchased the business and assets of ShoZu Limited, provider of mobile social media services.
To illustrate the usability of these algorithms in this paper we describe the application of well-known Floyd-Warshall algorithm for finding the critical path (CPM--Critical Path Method) in project time analysis.
The schedule highlighted instances where linked activities fell along the critical path or where margin existed.
Standard critical path analysis would almost certainly point to innovations in clinical trial design and uniform statistical methodologies that could produce far more efficient evaluation of a drug's safety and effectiveness.
We have all had great experiences on some excellent projects, critical paths that have run a mythic course, successfully being completed on time and on budget with Moet & Chandon uncorked at the "wrap" party.
Dunn's highly instructive book goes far in revealing how the pieces of the picaresque puzzle fit together, and in concluding, suggests new critical paths for picaresque studies.
(1844; "Critical Paths"), a collection of essays; and Altes und Neues (1881; "Old and New").
Of these, 57 (42 percent) said they were involved in implementing TQM; 38 of the 57 were using teams and 36 of them were using clinical guidelines, critical paths, or algorithms (figure 1, above).
The traditional Critical Path Method (CPM) is one popular technique project managers can use to help them succeed.