How can Earned Value Management help you predict the future? Here we look at how EVM can help you forecast where your project will be at completion, as well as assisting in decisions around extra resources that may be required.
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Green is beautiful, and it is certainly the color of IT looking into the future. There is a challenge, however, to coordinating the environmental shade of green with the financial one. Here are some thoughts and ideas for greening up your IT initiatives while holding on to the green stuff that pays the bills.
What is a PM to do when confronted with an organizational culture that places little emphasis on structured project management principles? In Part 2 of this series, we’ll examine a simpler approach for introducing structured PM techniques into an organization with one-page project plans.
Earned Value Management is recognized within the project management domain as an effective cost and risk management technique. The formulas are not difficult to understand. So if EV isn’t difficult to calculate, why isn’t it more prevalent?
Are you ready for EVM? Our writer conducted a study on earned value management readiness based on 40 critical factors found in successful EVM implementations, and here we present the Top 10.
Earned Value Management is not just fuzzy math, but you need to help people understand it. The problem is not in the math itself, but in the difficulty of explaining EVM to stakeholders who don’t understand the numbers and what they mean. How do you sell EVM to your stakeholders without focusing on the math? Here we look at EVM for the masses.
Earned Value Management can only help if you understand the limitations of the data you're using to calculate the numbers. Here we look at the specific planning and tracking requirements for EVM--and the aspects that a project manager has to consider in preparing and managing their project for it.
Need some help digesting earned value management? An EVM project that is “broken” before its completion is easier to reconstruct and make useful...so open wide and get ready to chew.
CMMI provides several models that organizations can use to identify best practices and organizational improvements. Studying the maturity models and researching earned value management readiness reveals a series of baby steps for organizations to adopt EVM.
This writer was searching for the elusive missing piece that would allow project management to finally break through and be on par with other professional fields. The key piece we have all been missing finally struck him…Latin!