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On the Road: Alternate Routes to Earned Value Management

Published: 08 October 2010

ID: G00206152

Analyst(s): Matt Light

Summary

EVM techniques are neither bizarre nor complex, although comprehensive, ANSI-standard EVM reporting can add significant overhead to a project. Rather than assume that EVM always carries too much burdensome overhead, clients should use the variable degrees of EVM identified here.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Where Cost Meets Progress — and Where the EVM Car Breaks Down
  • EVM: All or Nothing?
  • "Just Enough" EVM
    • ANSI Standard EVM
    • EVM- Lite (Externally Contracted Projects)
    • EVM Lite (Internal Projects)
    • Schedule Value
  • You Won't Average 80 mph the Rest of the Way If You've Averaged 55 mph So Far

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