Understanding the value of project management

First steps on an international investigation in search of valueOrganizations investing in project management need to be assured of a concrete return. Without the ability to clearly define its value, project management joins the long line of initiatives (i.e., TQM, information systems, ...

Advances in earned schedule and earned value management

Earned value management (EVM) is a powerful methodology that gives executives, project managers, and other stakeholders the ability to visualize project status throughout the project life cycle and consequently manage projects, programs, and portfolios more effectively. The earned schedule ...

Performance measurement

An index approach for federal agenciesA performance measurement index provides an innovative approach for federal agencies to focus on performance improvement in accordance with guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).Deloitte’s Performance Measurement Index requi ...

EVM–a disciplined approach to project management

This paper describes how earned value management (EVM) is a by-product of employing a disciplined approach to project management. Following the Knowledge Areas in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the authors discuss each technique or step that they emplo ...

CMMI – Measurement and Analysis (MA)

The Measurement and Analysis process area involves the following:Specifying the objectives of measurement and analysis such that they are aligned with identified information needs and objectives Specifying the measures, analysis techniques, and mechanism for data ...

Metrics for Project Management: Formalized Approaches.

Metrics for Project Management: A Formalized Approach describes a comprehensive set of project management metrics in an easy-to-read format. Through a unique presentation of metrics through the categories of 'things,' 'people,' and 'enterprise,' you'll learn how metrics can:G ...

Creating a metrics-based culture for project success.

Project management professionals have long recognized that sound measurement practices are integral to basic management activities such as project planning, monitoring, and control. And as more organizations adopt a management-by-projects approach, project managers are ...