Earned Value Management
(EVM)

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What is Earned Value Management? Definition

Earned Value Management is an integrated program measurement and management technique that integrates

  • technical performance requirements,
  • resource planning with schedules,
  • while taking risk into consideration.

In other words, EVM is a management technique that relates resource planning to schedules and to technical cost and schedule requirements. All work is planned, budgeted, and scheduled in time-phased ''planned value'' increments, constituting a cost and schedule measurement baseline.


Objectives of EVM

There are two major objectives of an Earned Value Management system:

  1. to encourage contractors to use effective internal cost and schedule management control systems; and
  2. to permit the customer to be able to rely on timely data produced by those systems for determining product-oriented contract status.

The major objectives of applying EVM to a contract are:

  • To encourage contractors to use effective internal technical, cost and schedule management control systems, and
  • To permit the customer to rely on timely data produced by those systems for better management insight.
  • This data is in turn used for determining product-oriented contract status, and
  • Projecting future performance based on trends to date.
  • In addition, Earned Value Management allows better and more effective management decision making to minimize adverse impacts to the project.

Benefits of Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management provides an objective measurement of how much work has been accomplished on a project. Using the EVM process, the management team can readily compare how much work has actually been completed against the amount of work planned to be accomplished. All work is planned, budgeted, and scheduled in time-phased "planned value" increments, constituting a performance measurement baseline.


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EVM in Fixed Price Software Projects
We have been using Earned value based tracking for our Fixed Price Software Projects. It is very good method to plan fut (...)
 
 
 
 
When is an Asset over / under cost?
Am wondering if anyone knows of any EVM ISO Procedure written with regard to what steps you take to know when an asset i (...)
 
 
 
 
Adjusting the BCWS in Earned Value Methods X%/Y%
I am in a disagreement with a coworker regarding Earned Value Methods X%/Y%. They contend that by assigning an Earned Va (...)
 
 
 
 
EVM Problem: Project Scope Change
One of the problems I have encountered with earned value is project scope change or more specifically creep. It is dif (...)
 
 
 
 
Earned Value Management (EVM) in Agile Projects
Many professionals want to adapt EVM to Agile projects. It's easy: in order to calculate EVM values, you need four basic (...)
 
 
 
 
EVM Baseline Cost When Moving a Task to Another Calendar Year
If I process a Baseline Change Request (BCR) moving a task’s period of performance from one calendar year to the next, t (...)
 
 
 
 
🔥 NEW Tips to Improve the Productivity in your Project
I'd like to share a number of ways how you can increase the productivity of your project. It is no secret that some peop (...)
 
 
 
 
Project Portfolio Scorecard in EVM
Let us suppose you are managing a portfolio of projects in an IT department of a Bank. Many IT departments like this hav (...)
 
 
 
 
Project Management Finance
Can anybody tell me what are the financial techniques used for project appraisals? (...)
 
 
 
 

Best Practices about Earned Value Management

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🥇 What is Earned Value Management? Definition of EVM
According to PMI, in projects*, EVM is a management methodology for integrating scope, schedule and resources for object (...)
 
 
 
 
🥈 EVM Implementation in Construction
I am interested to know about EVM implementation in a construction company. Projects like a group of buildings, towers o (...)
 
 
 
 
🥉 Earned Value Management is Like a Speedometer
Many projects are completed behind schedule and over budget because there are no proper monitoring and controlling steps (...)
 
 
 
 

Expert Tips about Earned Value Management

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Generic Steps in Earned Value Management

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Limitations of Earned Value Management

Project Management, EVM Implementation (...)
 
 

Earned Value Management and Prompt Payment Clauses

EVM Contracting (...)
 
 

Recommendations for EVM Implementation

Critical Factors for EVM, EVM Best Practices (...)
 
 

Earned Value Management System

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Calculating the Basic Elements in EVM

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