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Pointers for Starting a Project Using EVM

Getting Started This is a continuation of the posts I’ve published earlier using Earned Value Management as an alternative to what I call the “traditional approach” to performance measurement. When starting a project using (EVM) there are several things that

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Measuring Performance – The Traditional Approach

The Traditional Approach For the longest time teams were provided a yearly budget based on the scope of anticipated work and the quantity of people available to work on projects. In my early days as a project engineer, I was

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Are We Performing Yet?!

Some projects never really seem to get off the ground correctly and the teams working the project stay in a constant state of “storming”. Have you ever been on a team that had issues with communications, project deliveries, product quality,

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“Radar Contact Established, Climb and Maintain….”

The most wonderful words to a pilot who has lifted off a runway into instrument meteorological conditions are “radar contact established”. The words confirm that someone at air traffic control is tracking you, guiding you, and helping you reach your

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Your next Project Manager might have been be a scout

Your next Project Manager might have been be a scout. Really!? I’ve heard this phrase said on more than one occasion by a few people in middle and executive management circles. “Scouting is the best corporate training youth leadership program

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