Systems and software projects traditionally experienced some degree of project failure. In this context, failure is defined as a project that demonstrated a failure to match, within a reasonable tolerance, the expected outcome. Successful software projects demonstrate good project management methods incorporating modern processes and effective utilization of metrics. This...
This article explains the usage of Earned Value Management (EVM) in software development projects. EVM is simply a way of calculating two pieces of data for a project: schedule performance and called cost performance.
EVM is a simple quantitative technique that can be used to measure the schedule progress and optionally the budget progress of software projects. This article explains what EVM is and walks you through an example of using EVM to measure test-effort progress.
Glen Alleman writes about 11 criteria should be found on any project trying to be successful and that you should find in any project attempting to use Earned Value Management.
In his blog post “Earned Value versus Earned Schedule“, Glen Alleman discuss the concepts of Earned Value and Earned Schedule.