EVM Training – Decision Making & Charlie Munger – Part 1

July 2, 2018 Earned Value Management (EVM)

Tendency Toward Misjudgment – Part 1 Charlie Munger and EVM Training So, what does Charles (Charlie) T. Munger, Vice Chairman of Berskshire Hathaway and partner of Warren Buffet have to do with EVM training? Decision Making.  You can imagine the big-money decisions he has helped Buffett make during the many years of building up the […]

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Preventing a Communications Failure

June 4, 2018 Earned Value Management (EVM)

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” From the movie “Cool Hand Luke”, you would probably remember the famous line, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week….” Ask people who work on programs and projects, “From your experience, what […]

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Summary Level Planning Packages (SLPPs) Misnomer and Alias

May 1, 2018 Accounting

Origins One of the confusing terms in the world of Earned Value terminology is “Summary Level Planning Packages” or SLPPs. The term first appeared in Section 1 of the Earned Value Management Implementation Guide (EVMIG), published in 1996 which read: Summary Level Planning Packages (SLPP) – “When it is clearly impractical to plan authorized work in […]

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EVM Consulting – Modeling & Simulation

March 13, 2018 Earned Value

Forewarned is Forearmed Forewarned is forearmed. John Farmer, of New Hampshire, said that in a letter in 1685. But that advice is most likely biblical and very much older. No matter the source of the thought, we should take it as divine guidance if we are project managers. Maybe we should have it cut into […]

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Hiring the Right EVM Professional

February 22, 2018 Earned Value Management (EVM)

EVM Hiring, Not Selling You are searching for the right person to fill that critical EVM program management or project controls position on one of your newer or one of your tough projects. So, what does the interview sound like? Probably like so many I have witnessed. But there is a much better way to […]

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