Month: December 2008

Project Duration Forecasting

Project Duration Forecasting

I’ve had a subscription to a trade rag called CrossTalk (The Journal of Defense Software Engineering) for a few years now. I’ve read the articles but none really got my attention and kept it. In the December 2008 issue, there is an article about comparing Earned Value Management Methods to Earned Schedule. It was written…

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Earned Value Management (EVM)…the basics

Earned Value Management (EVM)…the basics

Should all projects or programs utilize Earned Value Management? Short answer: No Long answer: The industry standard for project control systems described in American National Standards Institute (ANSI) EIA-748, Earned Value Management Systems, must be implemented on all projects with a total project cost (TPC) greater than $20M for control of project performance during the…

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Applicable quote to Earned Value Management

Applicable quote to Earned Value Management

While I was doing some research for my book, I came across an excellent quote by Bill Hewlett.  Do you think your boss understands this quote? “You cannot manage what you cannot measure…and what gets measured gets done.” — Bill Hewlett, Hewlett Packard