Foundations of Progress Measurement (Part III): Construction

November 5th, 2019

Progress Measurement During Construction

TheĀ Importance of Progress MeasurementĀ  Progress measurement is a key element of project management for construction projects. It helps to determine earned value, cost at completion, and the estimated finished date of the project. These are all very important things to know if you want to keep costs and schedule under control. However, being able to […]


Foundations of Good Earned Value Management

October 1st, 2019

In this blog, I will cover the foundations of good Earned Value Management (EVM). EVM is a project management method that helps project managers measure project performance objectively. It helps answer three key questions about a project: Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? First, I will explain the basic […]


Foundations of Progress Measurement (Part II): Procurement

August 12th, 2019

Progress Measurement During Procurement

TheĀ Importance of Progress MeasurementĀ  Successfully executing projects hinges on many variables. Yet, the fundamental question that must be answered before any proactive or prescriptive measures can be implemented is this: Where are we today? Deceiving in its simplicity, this question often proves difficult to answer accurately. That is where progress measurement processes come in. The […]


Foundations of Progress Measurement (Part I): Engineering

July 19th, 2019

TheĀ Importance of Progress MeasurementĀ  Successfully executing projects hinges on many variables. Yet, the fundamental question that must be answered before any proactive or prescriptive measures can be implemented is this: Where are we today? This seems like a simple question. However, it often proves very difficult to answer accurately. That is why accurate progress measurement […]


EVM: Management with the Lights On

August 31st, 2017

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a method using specific metrics to measure, forecast, and ultimately improve project performance. EVM has been shown to be a very strong indicator of the future performance of a project. In fact, when EVM is effectively deployed, it can be used to predict project performance +/- 10% when the project […]


4 Persistent Myths About Earned Value Management

September 23rd, 2016

Myths are great materialĀ for the movie screen. The lost kingdom of Atlantis, bloodthirsty vampires, or fire-breathing dragons: these are all the ā€œgoodā€ kind of myth and will fillĀ theaters. Of course, everyone usually knows that these myths are just that. The danger is when myths are confused with reality. When large amounts of money, reputations, and […]