Actually, Project Managers are Pretty Good at Estimating Software Projects

Fortunately for the organizations they work for,  development teams are smart enough not to build the original project’s design — which is why we have Scrum and Agile. But, even with Scrum, good estimating may be the least important thing you have to do: Adopting Scrum, Kanban, or any Agile methodology means that you have […]
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EVM in the Real World – Part III

In my last blog I discussed challenges to using earned value management tools to track progress on projects. In particular, I suggested that some of the challenges are posed by things like the complexity and/or type of work required. The complexity and/or type of work will have a direct impact on the level of difficulty […]
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EVM in the Real World – Part II

In my last blog I discussed challenges to using earned value management tools to track progress on projects. In particular, I suggested that some of the challenges are posed by things like the number of tasks, and the number of people. The number of tasks and consequent number of people has a direct impact on […]
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Using Earned Value Management in the Real World

Project management seems to lack some effective tools for earned value management. I want to know, how many project managers use the typical earned value management tools offered in the PMBOK? Whenever I ask this question, the unanimous response is that 90% of my students and clients either use none of the offered formulas, or […]
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