Earned Value Project Management

Abstract Earned Value Project Management (EVPM) can be used very effectively in a typical software development project. This paper, by examining the process briefly step-by-step, will show how easy and effective the earned value process can be to a project. I am currently applying EVPM to my projects at work so I will be including […]

The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning

A Critique of Lanny A. Karns and Lloyd A. Swanson Article “The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning” Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Network Analysis: CPM & PERT Conclusion Abstract Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) are the two most commonly used networking techniques for defining the […]

Project Planning: Improved approach incorporating uncertainty

A Critique of Vahid Khodakarami, Norman E. Fenton, and Martin Neil Article “Project Planning: Improved approach incorporating uncertainty” Table of Contents Abstract Introduction CPM and Uncertainty Bayesian Network Conclusion Abstract Because of the unique nature of projects, there may be uncertainties or differences in the products, services, or results that the project creates. By its […]

Effective Management of Project Change Orders

A Critique of Edward E. Douglas’s Article “Effective Management of Project Change Orders” Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Planning for Change Planning and Design Change during Application Build Closeout Conclusion Abstract Scope is the total sums of all the products/services that are required to complete a project (PMBOK, 2013). But even when the scope has […]