2 Replies to “Earned Value”

  1. Hi Jim,

    Most of the project managers I know don’t use EVM because of its huge overhead (most of them manage small projects).

    There is something called the zone method, which is a mini EVM, you might be interested in reading more about it…

    1. I will be honest that I don’t see where EVM has any higher overhead than other tools. It can be as broad or as granular as you want it to get when it comes to metrics. Zone looks to be milestone based.

      I will have to research and play with zone further but EVM is really the best at determining exactly where your project is at any given interval. My tools are in place and the earned value calculations take me a grand total of 5-10 minutes a week to do. This works on small or large projects. It only takes a few minutes to set the EVM calculating tool for any new project.

      I am interested in the zone method, however, and will dig further. Thank you for your input.

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