Earned Value Management

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BizTools – Earned Value Management (EVM)

BizTools – Earned Value Management (EVM) – Tracking project performance and forecasting future performance on a regular basis throughout the project life cycle is of paramount importance to the completion on time and on budget. Earned Value Management allows for early detection of variance from the baseline, maximizing the opportunity for timely correction to get the project back on course.  BizTools employs earned value management techniques to provide your organization the capability of better manage cost and schedule while maintaining or improving the quality your customers are accustomed to receiving.

Early EVM research showed that the areas of planning and control are significantly impacted by its use; and similarly, using the methodology improves both scope definition as well as the analysis of overall project performance. More recent research studies have shown that the principles of EVM are positive predictors of project success. Popularity of EVM has grown in recent years beyond government contracting, in which sector its importance continues to rise, in part because EVM can also surface in and help substantiate contract disputes. Essential features of any EVM implementation include a project plan that identifies work to be accomplished, a valuation of planned work, called Planned Value (PV) or Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS), and pre-defined “earning rules” (also called metrics) to quantify the accomplishment of work, called Earned Value (EV) or Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP). EVM implementations for large or complex projects include many more features, such as indicators and forecasts of cost performance (over budget or under budget) and schedule performance (behind schedule or ahead of schedule). However, the most basic requirement of an EVM system is that it quantifies progress using PV and EV.

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BizTools can help develop or tailor Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and tools to allow for cyclical analysis of cost and schedule in support of your organization’s PMO practices.

 

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