Agile/Scrum Ceremonies and Metrics Useful in EVMS Variance Analysis and Corrective Action

December 7, 2016 Agile

P. Bolinger, CSM October, 2016 Humphreys & Associates How can Agile/ Scrum be used to support EVMS Variance Analysis and Forecasting in a way that provides program managers with cost and schedule integrated information for no extra effort? The discipline of EVMS and the Agile/Scrum practices have several touch-points that are covered in two major […]

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Who Owns EVM? Programs or Finance?

March 14, 2016 CFO

I have read several Earned Value Management (EVM) reports, papers, and articles that debate what company organization should “own” EVM and the company’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS). These debates most often mention the programs’ organization and the finance department as common EVM “owners.” The majority opinion seems to be that because EVM is a […]

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

February 8, 2016 Acumen Risk

Schedule Risk Analysis Results. Agile assessments identifies, evaluates and assigns risk to projects. Schedule risk analysis results are predominantly communicated in two important sets of intelligence. The first, and higher level output, is the Risk Exposure Chart. This chart depicts the level of confidence that the project scope, as modeled in the IMS, can be […]

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FAQ’s for EVMS and Agile Implementations

February 4, 2016 Agile

Frequently asked questions when discussing EVMS and Agile implementations within the same company or on the same project.   Q1: What documentation do you have that I can use to help me understand the two systems and how they are implemented? A1: There is expansive EVMS documentation, and the EVMS guidelines are well documented. On […]

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EVM (Earned Value Management) vs. Agile Project Management

February 3, 2016 Agile

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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