A Report on Earned Value Management

Project Report, 2012

9 Pages, Grade: A


A Report on Earned Value Management


This paper recommends an established method comprising of time dependence into Earned Value (EV) management. The criterion needs three parameters, which outline directly to the basic triad control of scope, cost and schedule - the decline rate of activities, the cost prevails over parameter, and the time to fix the declined activities. Time related aspects for the planned value, received value, and genuine cost are acknowledged, along with the cost performance index (CPI) and schedule performance index (SPI).

Earned Value Management (EVM) method is usually represented as a management tactic that influences resource planning and practice to programs and to technical presentation demand. More particularly, EVM can be believed to bring cost and schedule deviation analysis in order to provide managers with a more precise standing of a project.

Increasing global rivalry and speedy industrial developments are exerting many firms to give more concentration to develop the control of both their in-house projects and those being done for customers.

The major purpose of this paper is to map the research intended at establishing an EVM implementation model (framework) to assist in applying EVM more competently to projects in a variety of industries and government organizations. An extra focus is to conclude what distinctness, if any, are present between applying EVM in various types of projects and organizations in the United States (Warburton, 2011).

Theoretical Background

EVM literature is essentially unscientific. The very few practical analysis on EVM execution has been found in the literature review. The National Security Industrial Association anticipated that about 32.8 million pages of papers were needed yearly for industry to achieve C/SCSC conformity. A following study by Arthur D. Little also distinguished severe problems with implementation such as too expensive, too intricate, and excessive paper work, but recognized EVM users’ common agreement with C/SCSC ideology.

A modern study by the Government Accounting Office, distinguished that meaningful changes on DOD’s EVM implementation on reformation EVM procedures. Some of these changes integrated decreasing reporting needs by replacing the C/SCSC with marketable industry standards and utilizing information technologies to improve well-timed data transfer between government organizations and contractors.

As suggested in the EVM literature mentioned earlier, there are quite varied factors that can influence EVM procedures and productive implementation. Therefore, it can be talked about that, as a wide-ranging issue in practice, accomplishing prosperous EVM implementation has a need of profound and more orderly research and analysis. Nevertheless, the EVM literature evaluation did not expose any complete research studies on an incorporation or combination of the many EVM factors that have been acknowledged. Despite, implementation studies in other fields for example total quality management, information technology, and production manufacturing technology, no solidarity has been attained even on what guides to accomplishment success and how to determine it.

In the unsure business of circumstances, an endeavor to develop a theoretical model based on a practical amalgamation of the different aspects recognized in the literature became a focal point for this research study. First, as foundation for the synthesis, the model assumes numerous implementation results as follows: cooperation, utilization, expenditure, plan, and technical performance, and on the whole agreement with EVM use. These numerous results signify that EVM will be conquering to the extent that (1) it is established; and (2) employed by project managers and group members; (3) it assists projects to be accomplished timely and cost limitations and with adequate performance and quality; and (4) it brings comprehensive contentment to users of the approach. Furthermore, the four outcome intermittents are assumed to be part of a connecting chain that includes response loops.

Major autonomous variables were acknowledged from the accessible literature and then separated into four groups: EVM users, EVM approach, project setting, and execution process. The exact aspects recognized for addition in the model (Kima, Wells & Duffey, 2003).


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Richards Macdonald (Author), 2012, A Report on Earned Value Management, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/213365


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