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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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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