critical path analysis

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  • critical path analysis — noun The working out with the aid of a computer the sequence of operations that must be followed in order to complete a complex piece of work in the minimum time • • • Main Entry: ↑critic …   Useful english dictionary

  • critical path analysis — CPA A decision making philosophy that seeks to minimize the time required to complete an activity by reference to the longest (or critical ) path of activity. The aim of critical path analysis is to improve efficiencies along the critical path in …   Auditor's dictionary

  • Critical Path Analysis — A project management technique that lays out all the activities needed to complete a task, the time it will take to complete each activity and the relationships between the activities. Also called the critical path method , critical path analysis …   Investment dictionary

  • critical path analysis — kritinio kelio analizė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. critical path analysis vok. Analyse des kritischen Pfades, f rus. анализ критического пути, m pranc. analyse du chemin critique, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • Critical Path Analysis - CPA — A process by which projects are outlined and sequenced to have the most favorable outcome. Critical path analysis involves the advanced and careful planning of complicated projects, taking into consideration the sequence of activities that must… …   Investment dictionary

  • critical-path analysis — CPA; = critical path method; = CPM; = network analysis; = programme evaluation and review technique; = PERT A decision making technique to determine the minimum time needed to complete a project by establishing the time taken to complete the… …   Accounting dictionary

  • critical path analysis — /ˌkrɪtɪk(ə)l pɑ:θ əˌnæləsɪs/ noun 1. analysis of the way a project is organised in terms of the minimum time it will take to complete, calculating which parts can be delayed without holding up the rest of the project 2. same as critical path… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • critical path analysis — ▪ management       technique for controlling and coordinating the various activities necessary in completing a major project. It utilizes a chart that consists essentially of a series of circles, each of which represents a particular part of a… …   Universalium

  • critical path analysis — noun plural critical path analyses (C) technnical a method of planning a large piece of work so that there will be few delays and the cost will be as low as possible …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • critical-path analysis —  Management analysis of the most important sequence of an operation …   American business jargon

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