The goal of this article is to encourage project managers to participate in an academic survey to help determine if an organization is ready to apply earned value management to its projects. If you are interested in learning more about EVM--and providing input into an assessment tool to help determine if an organization is ready to apply earned value--please read on!
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What are the benefits of using earned value management on agile projects? Here we explore AgileEVM and its many benefits.
While there has been much already written on agile estimation, it is an area that comes up time and time again. This article will cover the big picture view of upfront estimates and ways to engage more stakeholders in the estimation process.
Can't use earned value because your cost data is confidential? Or because the actual costs are not accurate or itemized enough? No problem! Simply use the time assignments and completion percentages for project status and forecasting.
"I don't know yet what I want, but I expect you to tell when I'll have it and how much will it cost!" A common problem each project manager faces is providing effort and duration estimates based on unclear or high-level requirements. We can provide a best guess, padded because it will surely be trimmed down. Or we can provide a response that will make the executive understand the need for more details, without saying so. This article shows a simple way to do so.
Should you apply excessive schedule pressure onto your development team? Heck no! Here's five reasons why.
Earned value analysis is the key to assessing your project health and applying metrics to manage your project. So why do only a few project manager's understand EVA and actually apply it to their projects? This is the first in a six-part series on EVA, providing an introduction into EVA in an easy-to-understand format.
One of the most common problems with software development is managing the project schedule. But project milestones are here to help. This article highlights the five principles of the project milestones best practice.
You've heard the concepts bantered around in the same breath, but what the heck do they mean? Through a solid understanding of baselines, metrics and measures, you'll be able to make value-added improvements in your projects, processes, policies and procedures. In parts one and two, the terms, "baseline," "metrics" and "measures" were explored in context to process improvement. In this installment, these concepts will be applied to project management.
Making and maintaining a WBS diagram doesn't always have to be that difficult. Learn how the WBS Chart Pro software can make your project planning life much simpler.