EVM (Earned Value Management) vs. Agile Project Management

February 3, 2016 Agile Management

This article provides an introduction to the differences between an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Agile approaches on projects, and isolates the challenges of implementing an EVMS on a project where the project management has chosen to follow an Agile approach to the development work. The article explores the principles of EVMS and of […]

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Earned Value Management: How Much Is Enough?

January 25, 2016 Earned Value

I took the scenic route to selecting the theme of this blog. First, it was suggested that I write a blog on the benefits and costs of the earned value process as it applies to program management. Next it was suggested that I describe the harm of not using any of the elements of the […]

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Assessing Schedule Risk Using Deltek’s Acumen Risk 6.1 | Part 1 of 2

January 19, 2016 acumen risk

Why Perform Schedule Risk Assessments? EVMS and Agile implementations within the same company or on the same project. Before a project is ready to be baselined, a typical question the customer asks the project manager is, “How confident are you that the project will finish on time?” This is a more difficult question than you might […]

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Clarification on the New Department of Defense Earned Value Management System EVMS Thresholds | DOD & DPAP

January 12, 2016 Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Directorate (DPAP)

On September 28, 2015, the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Directorate (DPAP) released a memorandum entitled “Class Deviation – Earned Value Management System Threshold”. In this memo the DoD changed the threshold for EVMS application to $100 million for compliance with EIA-748 for cost or incentive contracts and subcontracts. That same memorandum stated that no […]

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Earned Value Management Implementation Guide (EVMIG) Rescinded

December 15, 2015 DCMA

The DoD EVM Implementation Guide (EVMIG, Oct 2006) was rescinded on September 15, 2015 by the Office of Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA). The EVMIG had provided guidance for understanding Earned Value Management System (EVMS) concepts; detailed procedures for implementing the EIA-748 EVMS Standard, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), on government contracts; tailoring […]

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Guidelines for Schedule Displays

November 9, 2015 EVM Advanced Concepts

An Organized Approach to Improving Schedule Displays Paul F. Bolinger 7/1/2014   This paper was originally published in the College of Performance Management’s Measurable News, third quarter 2014. This paper establishes a set of guidelines to improve the display of schedules. Research into human perception has brought an understanding of the ways that information display […]

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