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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, Biotechnology, 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, Biotechnology, 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, they will do well to utilize EVM. 

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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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10 Steps to Achieving & Maintaining EVMS Validation, Part 3

By Jason Kinder on Thursday, September 9, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector, Recent Articles

In this last of a three-part blog series, 10 Steps to Achieving and Maintaining EVMS Validation, I will talk about proofing the Earned Value Management System, achieving acceptance, and continuing surveillance. You can read parts one and two here.

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10 Steps to Achieving & Maintaining EVMS Validation, Part 2

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector, Recent Articles

This is the second of a three-part blog series, 10 Steps to Achieving and Maintaining EVMS Validation. You can read part one here.

Once the implementation planning process is finalized, it’s time to assign staff. Assigning qualified staff to develop and support the earned value management system is critical to validation success, and this step should not be overlooked.

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10 Steps to Achieving & Maintaining EVMS Validation, Part 1

By Jason Kinder on Thursday, September 2, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector, Recent Articles

Achieving Earned Value Management System (EVMS) validation can seem like a daunting undertaking.

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Integrated Baseline Review Blog series, Part 4: Corrective Action Planning

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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

Continuing with part four of a four-part blog series, I have been writing about preparing for an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), and how unnerving and time-consuming it is as your team is collecting data, preparing Control Account Manager (CAM) notebooks, and sitting in mock interviews.

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Integrated Baseline Review Blog Series, Part 3: Control Account Manager Notebook Preparation

By Jason Kinder on Thursday, August 12, 2021

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

Continuing with part three of a four-part blog series, preparing for an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) can be an extremely daunting and stressful activity to prepare for and your project execution team must be fully prepared.

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