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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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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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Integrated Baseline Review Blog Series, Part 2: Practice Interviews

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, August 10, 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

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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Integrated Baseline Review Blog Series, Part 1: Training

By Jason Kinder on Thursday, August 5, 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

An Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) can be an extremely daunting and stressful activity to prepare for. Your project execution team will be interacting jointly with the customer team to assess the realism and achievability of the project baseline, as well as identifying risks and opportunities.

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Invest in Training to Maximize Profit

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Encore Analytics Empower

Investing in employee training and development can have significant results on your bottom line. A study by the American Society for Training and Development revealed that companies that invest in employee training gain 21% in profit.

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Six Steps to Ensuring Project Success

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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

This blog article was previously posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 and has been updated to provide readers the most up-to-date information.  

The Project Manager’s role is not an easy one. With so many moving parts and multiple people invested in project success, it is critical that Project Managers stay one step ahead of the game.  

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