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W17_PM_EVM-KPI-Reporting


1. Problem Recognition Context This paper is the next instalment in a series on EVM, Excel and Agile that evaluates if using these three components will improve management reporting: The inspiration came from an AACE paper from 1994 and the … Continue reading

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W16_PM_EVM-KPI-Considerations


1. Problem Recognition Context This paper is the next in a series on EVM, Excel and Agile that is intended to exploit these three components to improve management reporting: The focus of this paper will be on obtaining the best … Continue reading

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W15_PM_EVM-Agile-Considerations


1. Problem Recognition Context The author’s primary focus is split between organizational project, programme, portfolio and risk management improvement and managing major IT enabled change initiatives. For the later, a combination of tailored methods has been employed to manage the … Continue reading

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W14_PM_EVM-MSP-Excel-Considerations


1. Problem Recognition Context In the last Blog entry (W13_PM_EVM-MS-Tool-Considerations) it was recommended that MS Excel could be used as a component for EVMS and for analysis. However, there are important considerations and overhead involved with using Excel in proper … Continue reading

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W13_PM_EVM-MS-Tool-Considerations


1. Problem Recognition Context Although there are many tools available for Earned Value this paper will deal with comparing MS Project and/or MS Excel as the “better tool” to employ to maximize the benefits of Earned Value.  A few qualifiers … Continue reading

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W12_PM_LearningCurveCalculations


1. Problem Recognition Context Recently the Mercure Team has been undergoing a planning re-baseline exercise.  This exercise has been largely completed, but there is still a learning opportunity to formally go through the Learning Curve Calculations.  For purposes of this … Continue reading

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W11_PM_LearningCurveValidity


1. Problem Recognition Requirement to Re-baseline Using Linear Regression and the Learning Curve Analysis Recently the Mercure Team has been undergoing a planning re-baseline exercise.  The intent was that all team members were expected to use both the Linear Regression … Continue reading

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