Organizations that follow the principles of good Earned Value Management (EVM) create an environment that allows teams to successfully operate and thrive — even in the face of challenges that could negatively impact their projects.Earned Value Project Management (EVPM) is a methodology used to measure and communicate the real physical progress of a project taking into account the work completed, the time taken and the costs incurred to complete that work. As a result, EVPM allows more educated and effective management decision-making, which helps evaluate and control project risk by measuring project progress in monetary terms.In the first two editions of Earned Value Project Management, Quentin W. Fleming and Joel M. Koppelman provided guidance for project management practitioners already familiar with EVPM, was well as those who were new to the use of this technique. The third edition expanded the information available on of EVPM for medium and smaller projects while still being relevant for larger projects. An important addition to Earned Value Project Management – Fourth Edition is the discussion of the two perceptions of the EVM concept. Both are valid, but one is better suited to the management of major projects while the other appropriate for use on all projects. The authors cover both perceptions in this book, with a bias in favor of simple, broad-based EVM for use on all projects.
A Practical Guide to Earned Value Project Management
The Best Resource on Earned Value Management Just Got Better! This completely revised and updated guide to earned value (EV) project management is the go-to choice for both corporate and government professionals. A Practical Guide to Earned Value Project Management, Second Edition, first offers a general overview of basic project management best practices and then delves into detailed information on EV metrics and criteria, EV reporting mechanisms, and the 32 criteria of earned value management systems (EVMS) promulgated by the American National Standards Institute and the Electronic Industries Alliance and adopted by the Department of Defense. This second edition includes new material on: • EV metrics • Implementing EVMS • Government contracts • Time-based earned schedule metrics • Critical chain methodologies
Earned value is a project management technique that is emerging as a valuable tool in the management of all projects, including and, in particular, software projects. In its most simple form, earned value equates to fundamental project management. This is not a new book, but rather it is an updated book. Authors Quentin Fleming and Joel Koppelman have made some important additions. In many cases, there will be no changes to a given section. But in other sections, the authors have made substantial revisions to what they had described in the first edition. Fleming and Koppelman's goal remains the same with this update; describe earned value project management in its most fundamental form, for application to all projects, of any size or complexity. Writing in an easy-to-read, friendly, and humorous style characteristic of the best teachers, Fleming and Koppelman have identified the minimum requirements that they feel are necessary to use earned value as a simple tool for project managers. They have also witnessed the use of simple earned value on software projects, and find it particularly exciting. Realistically, a Cost Performance Index (CPI) is the same whether the project is a multibillion-dollar high-technology project, or a simple one hundred thousand-dollar software project. A CPI is a CPI ... period. It is a solid metric that reflects the health of the project. In every chapter, Fleming and Koppelman stick with using simple stories to define their central concept. Their project examples range from peeling potatoes to building a house. Examples are in rounc numbers, and most formulas get no more complicated than one number divided by another. Earned Value ProjectManagement--second edition may be the best-written, most easily understood project management book on the market today. Project managers will welcome this fresh translation of jargon into ordinary English. The authors have mastered a unique early-warning signal of impending cost problems in time for the project manager to react.
EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT Integrated View of Cost and Schedule Performance
This book is organized with a brief overview of EVM, highlighting the key management questions EVM can help answer and exploring where EVM fits into the projet management universe. It also emphasizes EVM Performance Analysis and contains the basic elements of Earned Value Management. This book also outlines basic EVM practices in their project management context and shows how EVM practices facilitate project planning and control for better management of project cost and schedule performance.
The Standard for Earned Value Management
Author: Project Management Institute Project Management Institute
Earned value management (EVM) is a management methodology for integrating scope, schedule, and resources; objectively measuring project performance and progress; and forecasting project outcome. It is considered by many to be one of the most effective performance measurement and feedback tools for managing projects. The Standard for Earned Value Management builds on the concepts for EVM described in the Practice Standard for Earned Value Management and includes enhanced project delivery information, by integrating concepts and practices from the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition and The Agile Practice Guide. A central theme in this standard is the recognition that the definition for value in EVM has expanded. While the term retains its traditional definition in terms of project cost, it embraces current practice by including the concept of earned schedule. This standard also integrates hybrid methodologies that blend together historical EVM concepts with the needs of the agile practitioner, all with an eye towards aiding the project team in enhancing overall project delivery. This standard is a useful tool for experienced project management practitioners who are seeking to expand and update their knowledge of the field as well as less experienced practitioners who want to learn other approaches for managing project performance. It provides insight and detailed explanations of the basic elements and processes of EVM, and demonstrates how to scale EVM to fit varying project sizes and situations. This standard includes graphical examples and detailed explanations that will enable the reader to establish and implement EVM on projects in almost any environment and of almost every size. When used together with good project management principles, EVM methodology will provide a greater return on any project and results that will directly benefit your organization.
Presents basic practice standards for the project management process, covering such topics as organizing a project, developing a schedule, establishing a budget, setting up a performance measure baseline, and analyzing project performance.
Practice Standard for Earned Value Management 2nd Edition
The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management-Second Edition expands on the earned value information in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) -Fourth Edition. EVM is often referred to as "management with the lights on" because it helps objectively and succinctly identify where a project is and where it is going. The methodology incorporates project scope, schedule and costs, and the process is applicable across many Knowledge Areas and Process Groups. This practice standard is intended for anyone who wants to better develop their project management toolset and know how to potentially improve project performance through the use of earned value.
Earned value analysis (EVA) appears to be a compelling technique to use on projects to better understand and manage performance. Companies embracing earned value prepare procedures and may provide some basic training. Project managers are then told to start using earned value, with the management expectation that project results will soon improve. Usually about a year later, reality sets in. No improvement is achieved, project management costs are up, and people are complaining about all of the "extra paperwork." The company then either decides to drop the use of earned value or brings in a consultant to help figure out what corrective actions should be taken to get earned value "back on track." This paper covers the top 10 items that must be present on any project for the use of earned value to be successful. It also covers suggested actions that should be applied to ensure the project can easily and successfully use earned value. This paper first provides a quick review of earned value terminology and formulas. Key metrics to monitor when using earned value analysis are discussed. Then top 10 items needed on projects when implementing earned value will be covered in detail. It reports how the key is having complete requirements and a good project plan, which includes the work breakdown structure (WBS) to fully document scope and a schedule and cost estimate that are integrated into the WBS. This paper isn't just about using earned value analysis; it really covers the more important topic of having a complete and integrated project plan in place, which is a cornerstone before using earned value management.
The Earned Value Management Maturity Model® gives you the fundamental tools needed to build an effective Earned Value Management System (EVMS). This must-have resource makes earned value management easy by defining a maturity model and describing metrics to measure the health and efficiency of your EVMS. Discover valuable ways to improve your EVMS and achieve project success. Through point by point discussions, you will: • Gain fundamental knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) • Learn how EVM can be applied to a team, project, program, or organization • Understand how to define what your organization wants from its EVMS • Discover a five stage maturity model for EVMS implementation • Bring your EVMS in line with ANSI 748 guidelines • Review many real or imagined impediments to implementing EVM and how to overcome the real ones PLUS — You'll gain practical EVM experience through a comprehensive case study that follows a fictional company and newly hired project manager. By applying the EVM knowledge and skills covered in the book, the project manager illustrates the ease of implementing an effective EVMS!
Earned Value Management Using Microsoft Office Project
Schedule and cost management are the most essential parts of project lifecycle management and many projects fail as a result of not managing these critical components effectively. The most commonly used tool for project schedule management is Microsoft Office Project, which is designed to assist project managers in developing schedules, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads. The most common technique used for cost management is earned value management (EVM), a project management technique used for measuring project progress in an objective manner that combines measurements of project scope, schedule and cost performance within a single integrated methodology. EVM is becoming the standard across the world for this purpose in both the private and public sector and many organizations are now adopting this technique to manage their projects. In the public sector, EVM is mandated for all government projects in the United States and many other countries are following suit. Earned Value Management Using Microsoft® Office Project is the first reference to effectively combine the most widely used scheduling tool with the most widely accepted cost management technique. It is a practical guide to end-to-end scheduling and cost management using Microsoft Office Project that includes a CD-ROM of a limited version of a unique EVM software tool that will help practitioners more effectively manage their projects, track and report the status and progress of projects, and take necessary action before their projects fail beyond repair. This text is an excellent complement to whatever Microsoft Office Project guide that you may be using and a significant addition to the literature on how to use EVM.