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English definition of “critical path method”

critical path method

noun [C or U]     (abbreviation CPM, also critical path analysis, abbreviation CPA) MANAGEMENT
a method of planning in what order tasks need to be done in a particular project , so that it can be finished successfully in the least amount of time : Various computer programs are available to help project managers use the critical path method . Critical path analysis can shed considerable light on the causes of delays .
(Definition of critical path method noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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