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The Fast, Flexible and Fact based Front End: Examining Discovery the Not So Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

by Kimberly Johnson, Christopher Miller, Brian Cohn, Jennifer Arnold
July 31, 2018 | 61:19 | Views: 2,888 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

Donald G. Reinertsen was at Booz Allen Hamilton when he coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” in an article for PMI in the 1980’s. He did so because he thought there was something going on up there at the beginning of New Product Development but it was fuzzy. I interviewed him for an article a few years later. By then he had come to dislike the term, “Fuzzy Front End”. He felt that, after more study, there were a number of tools and processes in place (some for decades), that made the front end into a repeatable process. Together we changed the original premise to “Fuzzy Logic” for the article. That concept of Fuzzy Logic (sampling the environment, the market, technology, the competition, etc.) became the basic concept behind this important discovery stage and the basis for many popular branded processes like Hunting for Hunting Grounds™. Never mind Reinertsen’s new thinking, the term “Fuzzy Front End” was catching on by the mid-90’s in the New Product Development community and perpetuated the myth of this stage as somewhat mystical. This webinar will attempt to demystify the new product discovery.

Creating and Capturing Value – More than just Cost Reduction

by Iain Fraser
June 14, 2018 | 60:56 | Views: 5,691 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.41 / 5

Clarifying and widening the status quo around value, especially at the enterprise level. This webinar aims to offer an explanation of value management that goes beyond the notion of value engineering and process-based tools.

Launch Trajectory – Why Integrating Definition and Execution Is Critical to Development Project, Program and Portfolio Success

by Randall Iliff
February 20, 2018 | 59:44 | Views: 6,084 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

It isn't easy to make exact copies of even a simple product, but at least you begin that effort knowing what "done" looks like. Development introduces a special kind of challenge – you only learn what "done" looks like at the end. The critical path for execution becomes dependent upon the critical path for definition and vice versa. The development path can be thought of as a part "altitude" you wish to attain and part "distance" you must travel to get there. We'll use this powerful analogy to explore why development outcomes vary so widely, why Agile methods are essential, and to help you plot the optimum launch trajectory for any given effort.

Earned Value Management Systems - Lesson 2 of 2

by Henrique Nuno Saavedra Lemos de Moura
October 05, 2016 | 62:04 | Views: 2,509 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.19 / 5

The webinar is the second of two lessons and describes how to setup the WBS, schedule, budget, cost breakdown structure and organization breakdown structure to support the EVMS.

Earned Value Management Systems - Lesson 1 of 2

by Henrique Nuno Saavedra Lemos de Moura
September 21, 2016 | 59:17 | Views: 4,354 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.12 / 5

The webinar is the first of two lessons and will provide an overview of an Earned Value Management System (EVMS).

Organization Agility 2016: Rapid Experimentation in Value Streams

by Horia Slusanschi
September 14, 2016 | 59:54 | Views: 2,310 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

How do you transform your organization into a better version of itself? This session will share the journey of transformation and highlight some effective techniques that helped accelerate the rate of learning and improvement across the enterprise.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

EVM Progress Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

Is your project on time and within budget? This tracker will guide you through the Earned Value Method, giving a clear, step-by-step approach to help you answer that question.

Earned Value and Earned Schedule Analysis Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Wilko Reinck

This Excel sheet performs the calculation for earned value and earned schedule analysis. The forecast resulting from all KPIs [time-based SPI, CPI, CPI (internal), CPI (external) and WPI] is calculated based on the different forecast methods proposed by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The user can choose which method shall be used for each KPI.

Project Plan/WBS Sample Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Jirí Skrivánek

This MS Excel template is an example of a small or middle-range project including a WBS, a simplified schedule and a summary of progress, which uses earned value management (EVM). The supporting article (Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!) encourages mainly junior PMs to play with the template and practice their knowledge on small projects. The article is not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and advanced work with spreadsheets.

Understanding Earned Value Analysis

PREMIUM presentation
by Andrew Makar, PMP

Earned value analysis is an excellent technique to assess project health and apply metrics to manage your project. Use this presentation to conduct an earned value orientation for your team members.

Learn From Others

Using Earned Value Management Concepts to Improve Commercial Project Performance (Korean Translation)

by Ronald Scott Brunton

이 프리젠 테이션은 EVM이 무엇이고 그렇지 않은지, 수행 할 수있는 일 및 '맞춤형'구현을 논의하는 방법을 이해하려는 성숙한 기업의 맥락에서 EVM을 배치합니다. 참석자는 EVM이 PMBOK®에 어떻게 통합되는지, 프로젝트 관리 방법론 및 객관적인 기술적 성과 측정 (TPM) 측면에서 EVM이 제공 한 가치에 대해 '말하는'방법을 배우게됩니다.

The Dynamic Progress Method: A New Alternative to the Critical Path Method (Japanese Translation)

by J. Chris White

クリティカル・パス・メソッド(CPM)が1950年代に導入されたので、プロジェクト見積もりと計画における最新のイノベーションについて学びましょう。その当時CPMは大幅に改善されましたが、しかし今では現在の単純化されたCPMのアプローチではとても不十分です。今日のプロジェクトはより大規模で複雑化しており、より厳密なアプローチが求められています。CPMを使うことにより、リソースはタスク期間と切り離され、現実的なプロジェクト計画を立案することを困難または不可能にします。CPMでは「期間」はインプットです。

Scheduling: Walk Before You Run

by Guilherme Calôba, PMP

When it comes to scheduling, you cannot do advanced tasks before covering the basics. Most people want to do PERT analyses and critical path sensitivities, Monte Carlo simulations and applications of earned value techniques. Those tools can be helpful in providing guidance for better decision making, but a lot of ground must be covered first.

Tricking the System: How to Track Costs for Projects with Internal Resources

by Cory Adcock, PMP

It can sometimes get lost that there are a great number of projects initiated every day that will never have a formal budget associated to them. It is important that PMs and management not lose sight that even internal projects can benefit from the rigor of cost management processes and EVM principles.

Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!

by Jirí Skrivánek

Scared of spreadsheets? Don't be! They are a necessary and valuable tool in the project manager's arsenal. This article and its accompanying template are not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and completing advanced work with spreadsheets.

Earned Value Management in Agile Projects

by Marcos Saboya

The use of traditional empirical project management tools can be used in a simple way to manage and control project deadlines and costs without losing the flexibility of agility. In this article, we are going to mix a traditional technique with agile management using a simple practical example.

Earned Value: Monitoring Projects More Effectively

by Dr. Kenneth F. Smith, PMP

This article highlights why project financial assessment is so prone to errors during project monitoring, and illustrates a better practice for applying earned value to analyze and report project schedule and cost data quickly and accurately.

Earned Value Management Formulas...Illustrated

by David L. Rico, PMP

The whole point of Earned Value Management is to use past project performance measurements to depict the current standings and predict future efforts and resources required to complete the project goals. If you think in pictures, this illustrated formula will aid in your pursuit of certification or provide a refreshing perspective for veteran practitioners.

When Earned Value Meets Agile

by Madhu Velamati

The purpose of this article is to guide project managers in implementing an earned value management system by following ANSI/EIA-748 guidelines in a manner consistent with agile software development methodology.

Earned Value Management for Beginners

by Madhur Shah

Earned value management is a technique that integrates scope, cost and time to highlight how the project has done in the past and predict how it is expected to do in the future. This article discusses a few basic concepts of EVM and is useful for anyone looking to get started on this topic, as well as for candidates preparing for certification.


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