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5 Ways to Scale Your EVMS

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Encore Analytics Empower, Recent Articles

Much has been written about how complicated and difficult Earned Value Management (EVM) can be, and a term that has grown in popularity in response to this perception is “EVM Lite.” One of the problems with the term “EVM Lite” is that it suggests a version of EVM that is incomplete in some way. 

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5 Benefits of Earned Value Management (EVM)

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Encore Analytics Empower, Recent Articles

Earned Value Management (EVM) is not a perfect fit for all types of projects. For example, short-term projects, low risk projects, or projects using agile development techniques may not benefit from a full Earned Value Management System (though they may still benefit from a scaled or tailored EVMS). But for most projects, where there is a risk to on-time, on-budget delivery, and where cost and schedule need to be managed, earned value management benefits the project greatly. 

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What is Earned Value Management? An Introduction

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Government & Public Sector, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Recent Articles

 
Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project performance management methodology that integrates cost, schedule, technical scope, and risk to assess progress against a baseline, use that information to identify problems, and forecast cost (and, to a certain extent, schedule) at completion.
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EVMS Roles and Responsibilities: Earned Value Analyst

By Michael Breuker on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Categories: Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Government & Public Sector

This article is part of a series on the roles and responsibilities involved in performing Integrated Program Management. Other articles included in this series are:

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EVMS Roles and Responsibilities: Master Scheduler

By Michael Breuker on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM)

This article is part of a series on the roles and responsibilities involved in performing Integrated Program Management. Other articles included in this series are:

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Highlights from the NDIA IPMD 2020 Winter Meeting

By Michael Breuker on Friday, February 14, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector

The NDIA Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) winter meeting was recently held on January 29th and 30th. L3Harris was gracious enough to host again this year at their gorgeous High-Tech Center in Palm Bay, Florida. This meeting had a packed agenda, great turnout, and a lot of information was presented.

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Anticipated Changes to EIA 748 Revision E

By Michael Breuker on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector

The EIA-748 Guidelines for Earned Value Management (EVM) have been in publication since 1998 when they were originally published by the Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, ANSI/EIA-748-1998 (note that EIA-748 Guidelines are no longer published as an ANSI standard and have not been for some time). 

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New ANSI Standard for Earned Value Management Published

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Categories: Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Government & Public Sector

In December 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) published a new ANSI standard for Earned Value Management (EVM). “Wait a minute!” you may be thinking, “Isn’t there already an ANSI EVM standard?” The answer is a bit complicated and can be explained with a bit of history.

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