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Problems in Basic Earned Value Management: Volume I

Mark Ward

New to earned value management (EVM) or need a basic refresher? This is the book for you.

EVM provides us with a snapshot of how well cost and schedule are being managed in a project relative to a plan. Once we know the status of an endeavor, we can then forecast the trajectory of a project's performance and make course corrections to make execution of the venture more efficient and effective.

This book is a primer on the mechanics of EVM, and it can enable you to perform EVM calculations. [You need not be fluent in anything other than algebra to answer the questions that follow this overview.]

Notwithstanding the basic nature of this problem-solving methodology, EVM is a powerful tool for solving complex project management problems.

This book has 14 graphs, 2 tables, and 5 case studies. It also contains 200 quantitative EVM problems with comprehensive feedback, which you will find especially useful if you are preparing to take a certification exam such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)(R).

Quotes from Problems in Basic Earned Value Management:

The captain of the Titanic just put me in charge of repositioning deck chairs. I don't like to brag, but he picked the right person for the job.

Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story... or is it never let a good story stand in the way of the truth?

Carpenter's Axiom: Measure twice. Cut once. Count Fingers. Repeat.

Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. Unless, of course, you are my boss. Then, it does constitute an emergency for me.

I belong to a secret society that is so secret, I didn't even know I was in it.

It is always darkest just before the dawn... unless you are in Vegas.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: May 24th, 2023
  • Pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.45in - 0.64lb
  • EAN: 9798395800718
  • Categories: Budgeting