Meaning of “critical path method” in the English Dictionary

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critical path methodnoun [ C or U ]

uk us 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:

Critical path analysis can shed considerable light on the causes of delays.

(Definition of “critical path method” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)