Earned Value Management Challenges

Earned value management system is a robust methodology to integrate schedule, scope, and cost baselines of a project. EVM is an analytical tool that also uses variances to track schedule and cost performance of a project. It further uses efficiency indicators to forecast project health. Though EVM analysis offers numerous benefits, implementing this technique offers some challenges. Read More

Variance Analysis In Project Management

Project variance analysis is an important technique that allows project teams to constantly compare planned performance with actual project data. Hence, it assists project teams in identifying and analysing deviations in project performance. In simple terms, variance analysis is the variation between plan and actual project performance. It further helps to identify causes and assess severity of deviation. Read More

Summary Task of MS Project Is Not WBS

Microsoft project allows users to group project activities into what is known as summary tasks. It is a useful tool that can be used to organize project activities. However, there are some do’s and don’ts associated with the use of summary tasks like duration and resources are not assigned to a summary task. Many people refer to MSP summary task as project work breakdown structure (WBS), which is incorrect. Read More

Earned Value Management System

Earned Value Management (EVM) is an analytical tool that systematically integrates measurement of cost, schedule, and scope accomplishments on a project. EVM was developed in 1960’s by Department of Defence (DOD) to keep track of defence projects. It is a technique used to track project progress and report project’s current status, it is also used to forecast future performance. Read More