Managing Projects with Earned Value Management
The management of technical projects has become a real challenge in an always more competitive market where effective project Planning and Control approaches need to comply with clients’ requirements. A project is said to be successfully completed if it satisfies the schedule and budgetary constraints while also fulfilling the technical objectives. This task involves comparing the actual situation with the planned one in terms of Scope, Time and Costs, which together form the . To guarantee that all project deliverables are achieved, it is very important that all three dimensions of the project management triangle are monitored and controlled.
However, if any of these dimension are analyzed without taking into account the other two, problems may arise, because only a partial overview of the project status would be provided. For instance, a project may be on budget whilst having accomplished less work than what was planned to be accomplished. On the other hand, a project may also be on budget while having accomplished more work than what was planned. How can time measurements be related to costs? And how can managers have an objective overview of the current state of their projects? To answer these questions an effective project control system should be created, in order to provide timely and accurate information on deviations of costs and time measurements from the objectives established during the planning phase of the project.
This is where Earned Value Management (EVM) comes into play by allowing for both schedule and cost analysis against the physical amount of work accomplished. Today, EVM is considered one of the most powerful techniques used in the management of projects in commercial, government or private environments. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with a brief but effective guidance to the concept of EVM and to its application.
Background and purpose
Earned Value Management, formerly known as Earned Value, emerged in its embryonic version in the 1960’s as a financial analysis discipline in US Government programs. It was the creation of an Industrial Engineer, named A. Ernest Fitzgerald, whose field of expertise was work measurement.
The latest Project Management tool at the time was the . As a consequence, it was not always reliable and timely and therefore not widely used. The computing problems became even bigger when a joint Navy/Stanford team decided to include resources in the PERT by adding Cost information, and introducing the PERT/Cost. A weakness of the PERT/Cost, in the eyes of Ernest Fitzgerald, was that it adopted updated estimates as the performance measurement baseline. In order to address this and other issues Fitzgerald founded a consulting firm called Performance Management Corporations (PMC), which delivered, as one of its first products, the highly influential Earned Value Summary Guide, where a first definition of Earned Value was provided:(PERT), whose effective implementation was very difficult due to the limited computing technology available
“Earned Value is a concept – the concept that an estimated value can be placed on all work to be performed, and once that work is accomplished that same estimated value can be considered to be “earned.” The utility of this concept as a management tool is that the summation of all earned values for work accomplished when compared to what was actually expended to perform the effort can provide management with a comprehensible, objective indicator of how the total effort or any identifiable segment is progressing.” (as cited in Morin, James B. (2016)).
Shortly afterwards, Earned Value started being introduced and validated in the Ballistic System Division with its implementation in the Air Force’s Minuteman Program. Earned Value won the battle against the PERT/Cost methodology, which was concurrently proposed to the Air Force as a valid alternative. The determining criteria for sticking with Earned Value relied on the inflexibility of its basis for measurements, which in the case of PERT/Cost could be adjusted to hide overruns. The PERT/Cost methodology encountered the Air Force rejection  and by mid-1960's it was decided that the Minuteman Earned Value approach would be the Air Force standard. Soon Earned Value was expanded to a Department of Defense-wide requirement.
Theory of Earned Value Management
The process of controlling is fundamental to the success or failure of any project. Therefore, it is likewise important to measure the project performance throughout the whole life of the project. Earned Value Management is a project management technique used for measuring, at any time, the progress and the integrated performance of a project in an objective way. It is an approach that effectively combines the scope of a project with time and costs parameters and allows alerting to deviations from budget and schedule baseline. With this methodology it is possible not only to see how a project is performing, but to predict future performance as well. In fact, it is also able to estimate the project completion date and final cost and to provide accurate forecasts of performance problems, which can be a fundamental contribution when managing a project.
EVM's core concept is "Earned value", which means the value assigned to work which has been accomplished at a certain time. By comparing this monetary value to the planned budget and to the actual cost to that work, EVM is able to measure and evaluate the status of a project at any given point in time. The specific metrics used in EVM can act as early warning signals to timely spot problems or to exploit new project opportunities.
A simple example
DTU is going through an architectural renovation project which involves, among other activities, replacing every outdoor dining table of the campus with new ones. A team has been assigned to this task and the plan is the following:
- 15 batches of 10 tables (150 tables in total) need to be installed.
- It is planned to install 3 batches per day (30 tables).
- The budgeted cost per table is 200 dkk. (total budget = 30,000 dkk).
After the first day:
- 25 tables have been installed against the 30 which were planned. (The drill broke down and caused delays).
- The Total Cost for the day was 6,800 dkk. This is because a new drill has been rented and costs 1,800 dkk per day.
Basic EVM calculations for the first day:
- Budgeted Cost (BC): 30 tables planned * 200 dkk/table planned = 6,000 dkk
- Earned Value (EV): 25 tables installed * 200 dkk/table installed = 5,000 dkk
- Actual cost (AC): 25 tables installed * 200 dkk/table installed + 1,800 dkk for the new drill = 6,800 dkk
A visual representation of these three parameters is provided in Figure 2, which clearly shows that there is a difference between what it was planned and what has been accomplished. This difference regards both Cost and Schedule:
- On a Cost level the difference between Earned Value and Actual Cost is called Cost Variance and in the example is equal to: 5000 - 6800 = -1800
- It is a negative value, which means that the project is, at Day 1, over budget.
- On a Schedule level the difference between Earned Value and Budgeted Cost is called Schedule Variance and for this case is equeal to: 5000 - 6000 = -1000
- Again, the value is negative, which means that the project is, at Day 1, behind schedule.
A visual representation of the variances is provided in Figure 3
If no action is taken to modify the current performance of the project, its final state can easily be plotted by extending the Actual Cost into the future. In monetary terms, the projected final state of the project can be calculated through the Estimate at Completion (EAC), which represents the Actual Cost of the project at the time of its completion. By comparing EAC to the Budget at Completion (BAC), the Project Slip and the Cost Overrun of the entire project can also be calculated.
The example above represents a very simple situation for evaluating the progress of a single task. In reality it is usually significantly more difficult to determine the realistic progress of a project. However, this is an essential prerequisite to ensure the accuracy and meaningfulness of the Earned Value Management methodology.
In the previous section a few technical terms of EVM have been briefly introduced. These are extremely important since Earned Value Management uses a specific terminology which needs to be known and fully understood by all the people involved in the application of this methodology. This section presents and discusses the EVM key terms by dividing them into three categories:
- The three basic metrics - to calculate the difference between plan, cost and progress.
- The project performance metrics - to evaluate the current project performance, in terms of costs and time.
- The project forecasting metrics - to estimate the project duration and total cost, given the current performance.
The three basic metrics
The three key parameters of EVM are the Planned Value (PV), the Earned Value (EV) and Actual Costs (AC). By calculating EV and AC during a project and by comparing it with PV a manager can draw conclusions on the performance of a project. The definitions of these fundamental metrics are given in Table 1.
|Earned Value Parameters|
|Planned Value (PV)||Formerly known as Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS).
It represents the planned project expenditures i.e. the approved budget for the work scheduled from the project start until the present time. This is established at the time the project was initially planned and represents the original intent of the project team. In the example above it is referred to as "Budgeted Cost".
The total Planned Value of a project (or task) is equal to the project's (or task’s) Budget At Completion (BAC), i.e the total amount of money budgeted for the project/task.
|Earned Value (EV)||Formerly known as the Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP).
It is the percent of the approved budget actually completed at a point in time. EV is calculated by multiplying the budget for an activity by the percent progress for that activity.
|Actual Cost (AC)||Formerly known as the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP).
It is the actual project expenditures at the present time. It includes all the costs related to the work that has been accomplished until the present instant in time.
The Earned Value methodology is based on monitoring the three basic metrics over the life of the project. Through some basic calculations they provide important information on how the project is doing. This information is expressed in the form of other metrics (or indicators) which are divided into two sub-categories:
- Variances, presented in Table 2
- Indices, presented in Table 3.
|Earned Value Variances|
|Cost Variance (CV)||The difference between Earned Value and Actual Cost.
The Cost Variance shows whether and to what extent the project is under or over budget.
|Schedule Variance (SV)||The difference between Earned Value and Planned Value.
The Schedule Variance shows whether and to what extent the project is ahead of or behind the approved schedule.
|Earned Value Indices|
|Cost Performance Index (CPI)||The ratio between Earned Value and Actual Cost.
It is an indicator of the project cost efficiency.
means better progress for the money
means less progress for the money
|Schedule Performance Index (SPI)||The ratio between Earned Value and Planned Value.
It is an indicator of the project schedule efficiency.
means more work performed than scheduled
means less work performed than scheduled
|Project Percent Complete (PPC)||Percent of project work complete.
It is the ratio between Earned Value and Budget at Completion, expressed as a percentage.
|To Complete Performance Index (TCPI)||It represents the efficiency required to complete the project on budget.
It is the ratio between the planned cost of work that still needs to be completed and the amount of money remaining. It is a parameter that can have a very powerful influence on how a project manager views the need for intervention.
Four Performance Scenarios
Given the cost and time dimensions and their possible variances (zero, positive or negative), nine different project performance situations can occur.
- Scenario 1: on time, over budget
- Scenario 2: on time, on budget
- Scenario 3: on time, under budget
- Scenario 4: early, over budget
- Scenario 5: early, on budget
- Scenario 6: early, under budget
- Scenario 7: late, over budget
- Scenario 8: late, on budget
- Scenario 9: late, under budget
Excluding the “on time” and/or “on budget” situations, four scenarios (4, 6, 7 and 9) are left. They are visually represented in Figure 5, that refers to an example of a project with a planned duration of 9 weeks and the actual time equal to week 6.
Figure 5 shows the three EVM key parameters and the SV and CV under the four remaining scenarios. Depending on the SV values, the project is late or early, while the CV determine whether the project is under or over budget.
One of the most significant aspects of the EV approach relates to the Estimates at Completion (EAC) for a project. Different techniques have been developed to compute the EAC and in Table 4 the most common are presented. EACs can also be compared to the initial BAC, to estimate the Variance at Completion.
|Earned Value Forecasts|
|Estimate at completion (EAC)||The estimated total cost at project completion.
As the project advances there might be unexpected events, delays and circumstances that may cause variations between the actual final cost and the planned final cost (BAC). EAC is a way to estimate/project the planned cost at the end of the project, based on the data available at a certain time. Depending on the information available and the contingency of the situation, three different formulas can be used to calculate the EAC:
(1) used when it is believed that the project will keep spending at the same rate from now onwards, for example because of reasons that are likely to continue.
(2) used when it is believed that the project's future expenditure will go on at the original planned amount, for example because of unexpected events that are not likely to happen again.
(3) used when it is believed that both cost and schedule performance at a certain time will affect the future cost performance.
|Variance at completion (VAC)||The variance at the completion of the project, i.e. the difference between the new estimate at completion and the planned total cost at the project´s completion.
By comparing the projected EAC with the original Budget at Completion it is possible to determine whether a project is within budget at any point in time. This is basically done through the Variance at Completion. This metric carries a very important information  since it is strictly related to the project’s profitability. If we forecasted that the project will be over budget, then the VAC will take up a negative value. If we forecasted that the project will be under budget, then the VAC will take up a positive value.
Application of Earned Value Management
How to implement Earned Value Management
In order for a company to effectively apply EVM there is a series of steps that need to be carried out. These were gathered by Fleming (1998)  in ten "must-do's" that build up an application framework valid for projects of any size, in any industry:
- Define the Scope of Work. The foundation of EVM lies is defining the work scope of the project by deconstructing its into discrete components, which will build up the . This first step is fundamental for the success of the EVM methodology.
- Define a bottom-up plan. All the critical processes, such as the work scope definition, scheduling and estimating resources have to be integrated into into an integrated plan of detailed cells, named Control Account Plans (CAPs). The real performance measurements will take place within each CAPs and the total project’s performance will be the summation of the single CAPs' performance. Every CAP can be considered as a subproject of the main project.
- Formally schedule CAPs. Each of the defined CAPs needs to be planned and scheduled with a formal scheduling system. In earned value terms, this scheduled work represents the planned value of the project. The outcome of this step is the project master schedule, which constitutes the project manager’s defined planned value for everyone to follow.
- Assign each CAP to an executive for performance. Assigning every CAP to a functional executive for performance effectively commits that person to oversee the performance of each CAP. It is argued by Fleming (1998) that companies should assign a senior functional person to each CAP, rather than a functional employee. By doing so, a strong commitment from the functional executives will be ensured.
- Define a baseline that summaries CAPs. The total project performance measurement baseline must be defined, based on the summation of the CAPs' baselines.
- Measure performance against schedule. The schedule performance of the project must be periodically measured against its planned master project schedule, in order to compute the difference between the work that has been scheduled and the work accomplished (schedule variance). At this point the behind-schedule tasks are assessed, regarding their criticality to the project. If a late task is on the critical path, or if a task involves a high risk, actions can be taken to get the late task back on schedule.
- Measure the cost efficiency against the costs incurred. The project’s performance efficiency rate needs to be periodically measured in terms of difference between the value of work performed and the costs incurred to accomplish the work. This step provides the cost-efficiency factor (cost variance).
- Forecast the final costs based on performance. The final cost of the project needs to be periodically forecasted based on its performance against the plan. Here is when EACs are calculated
- Manage the remaining work. The results achieved at a certain time in a project, no matter if good or bad, are “sunk costs”, gone forever. Therefore, any improvements in performance must derive from future work. It is thus fundamental to quantify the value of the work that still needs to be completed to stay within the objectives set.
- Manage changes in baseline. Any performance baseline becomes invalid if it does not incorporate changes that may have occurred over the project's duration. Therefore, the baseline must be adapted to changes and updated.
It is important to notice that these steps are not meant to be purely consequential or independent the one from the others. Surely most steps cannot be performed if the Work Scope has not been defined and if the CAPs have not been scheduled. However, once the planning has been completed and a baseline defined all the other steps (from 5 onwards) can potentially be simultaneously performed at any point in time.
Areas of application
EVM has proved to be a valuable methodology in many different domains and for projects of any degree of complexity. Therefore, it should be considered as a valid project management approach every time managers could benefit from receiving early warning cost signals, able to modify the ultimate direction of the project.
Some of the industries where EVM has been successfully implemented are:
- Information Technology 
- Construction  
- Professional Services 
- Government and public work 
- Energy and power 
- Software development 
- Manufacturing 
Within these areas, EVM is currently applied by both private users and governments and with different levels of maturity. From a geographical point of view EVM is widely used in most parts of the world, with an higher popularity in US, Canada, Australia, New Zeland and Sweden compared to the Middle East and the rest of Europe. 
It has been shown the potential of Earned Value Management as a powerful management system, able to integrate cost, schedule, and technical performance. However, this approach has some limitations:
- EVM's use depends on a wide and not-so-intuitive vocabulary, which might be an obstacle when it comes to communicate both within the team involved in EVM and with people outside the team, including other managers in the company and/or possible stakeholders. This leads to a poor understanding of EVM (Kim et al., 2003), which represents an obstacle to its implementation. This is particularly true for organisation which are new to EVM. On the other hand, even when a team excels in the use of EVM problems may arise when it comes to agree on which formulas to use in order to objectively evaluate the project performance.
- It requires data which might be difficult to collect e.g. real-time and accurate information from the people directly involved in the works. This could directly affect the quality of the EVM parameters.
- For instance, a CPI higher than 1.0 suggests that there is an under-run of costs. However, this condition could simply be due to lagging costs, slow to be registered in the organizational cost ledger. A reason for this could be that some activities of the project may be outsourced and therefore, there might be a time mismatch between the earned value measured "on spot", and the actual payment of the outsourced labor invoices, which generally takes more time than the recording of labor.
- It generally requires putting in place some kind of infrastructure (e.g. a software) to support the EVM processes and be able to generate the data and timely reports. Generally it is also required to combine the new tools and techniques with other existing systems and, as it is argued by Shechet and Patton (2007), this requires a lot of commitment and effort.
- It is an approach that can be difficult to implement and time consuming especially for big projects. In fact, as any EVM implementation develops from defining, scheduling and budgeting the work to be accomplished, for complex and detailed projects the EVM approach requires increased time, effort and expertise compared to smaller projects. It has been observed by Kim (2003) that as a project's level of detail increases, the frequency of using EVM diminishes.
- Although it takes into account Cost, Schedule and Scope of Work, Earned Value Management does not assess the Quality dimension of the Project Management Triangle. Since no quality control is factored into EVM, a project that is on time and on budget could still be of low quality.
- It is not a stand-alone tool: EVM is not sufficient ‘per se’ to monitor projects and programs. Therefore, it must be combined with other methods. One tool typically used with EVM is the critical-path method (CPM), which can use the EVM's WBS activities as input. Other techniques that can be integrated with EVM include Gantt charts, milestones, work authorisation methods and quality control.
- Finally, EVM does not provide solutions, i.e. the output of EVM analysis does not say to managers which actions to take in order to change the performance of the project. The lack of an explicit connection between EVM metrics and possible management action is considered by Lipke (2004) as one of the main deficiencies of the EVM methodology.
An extension to Earned Value Management
A peculiarity of EVM is that at the conclusion of a project which is behind schedule, the Schedule Variance (SV) is equal to zero and the Schedule Performance Index (SPI) is equal to one. Therefore, a project that was completed late, according to Earned Value metrics, seems to have a perfect schedule performance. To solve this ambiguity an extension of EVM, calledwas introduced in 2003. Earned Schedule (ES) is an innovative analytical technique that finds a solution to the EVM dilemma by using time-based performance indicators against the cost-based indicators used by EVM. It directly derives from EVM and it does not require any additional data in order to be implemented.
List and short description of the main references used to sustain this wiki article:
- Nghi M, Nguyen, Ph.D., PE, PMP. The Application of Performance Measurement Technique in Project Management: The Earned Value Management (EVM) Approach. Retrieved from: http://www.ndv-projectmanagement.com/pdf/The%20Application_EVM-NN.pdf 
- This technical seminar represents an excellent summary of the theory about Earned Value Management and an effective guidance to its real application. It takes into account the contractors’ and owners’ perspective and it shows the importance of EVM in better managing projects through effective planning, controlling and reporting. It is a reading of high practical relevance, particularly recommended for managers and practitioners interested in knowing how to implement the EVM methodology in their organisations, from the preparation until the actual implementation.
- Morin, James B. (2016). How it all began: the creation of Earned Value and the evolution of C/SPCS and C/SCSC. The Measurable News. Page 15-17. 
- The Measurable News is a journal published directly by the College of Performance Management that has addressed the topics of Earned Value Management and Earned Schedule in many of its articles. This article documents the origins of today’s Earned Value Management methodology and describes how and why the Earned Value concept was created in the US back in the 60’s. It provides the reader with a good overview of the context in which Earned Value started being used and it describes how it was developed and accepted as a powerful Project/Program Management tool within the US Air Force’s Minuteman Ballistic Missile system and the Department of Defence.
- Lipke, Walt (2016). To Complete Performance Index...An expanded view. The Measurable News. January. Page 31-35.
- An article for the ones who are already familiar with EVM but desire to have an expanded view on its effective implementation and particularly on the use of the TCPI index. The author focuses on the importance of the TCPI in evaluating the realism of the related EAC and he also demonstrates that a TCPI value of 1.10 is a reasonable criterion for establishing when a project is no more recoverable.
- Song, Lingguang. A Global and Cross-Industry Perspective on EVM Practice & Future Trend. Construction Management Department. University if Houston. Retrieved from http://www.mycpm.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/RS-PS-16.pdf 
- A slideshow from a Ph.D study in Construction Management from the University of Houston. It shows the results of a survey conducted in October 2008 in private and public organisations located in 61 countries around the world. It divides the EVM users according to the industry sector, the motivation to use EVM and the organisational role. The author investigates the current and future trends in the use of EVM as well as the degree of maturity of the EVM practices adopted by the users. It also assesses the main issues related to the implementation of this methodology together with the key factors for success.
- Virle, Rajesh and Mhaske, Sumedh (2013) Application of Earned Value and Earned Schedule to Construction Project. International journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER). Volume 1 Issue 1. 
- A paper dedicated to how to apply Earned Value Management and Earned Schedule (an extension of EVM) in Construction Projects. The authors stresses the importance of EVM in providing project managers, executives and other stakeholders with the opportunity of visualizing the project’s status throughout its entire life. The article is useful not only for people interested in the application of EVM in construction projects but also in any other sectors. In fact, it gives a brief and practical overview on the concept and application of EVM and Earned Schedule.
- Khamindi, Mohd. Faris, Ali, Waris and Idris, Arazi (2011). Application of Earned Value Management System on an Infrastructure Project: A Malaysian Case Study. International Conference on Management and Service Science IPEDR vol.8 IACSIT Press, Singapore. 
- An academic paper that provides a brief description of a real-case application of EVM in infrastructures: the construction project of a railway track in Malaysia. The authors go through the different steps of EVM starting from the contractor scope of work and the schedule charts and proceeding with the physical progress reports and the budgeted and actual cost reports. It gives a clear overview of how EVM could be used in practice for the schedule and cost control of construction projects.
- Tamara, Sulaiman and Hubert, Smits (2007). Measuring Integrated Progress on Agile Software Development Projects. Methods & Tools (on-line journal). 
- An article that discusses the application of Earned Value Management in Software Development. It contains a brief introduction to EVM as well as to the concept of Agility in software development. It then presents an adaptation of EVM, called AgileEVM, that is based on the Scrum framework but uses traditional EVM calculations. It is argued by the authors that software development processes can benefit from the use of AgileEVM because of its ability in providing an objective analysis easy to share within teams and with management and customers. This reading is particularly relevant for the ones who are already familiar with the Agile methods and interested in the possibility to integrate them with EVM.
- Shu, Chen and Xueqing, Zhang (2012). An Analytic Review of Earned Value Management Studies in the Construction Industry. Construction Research Congress 2012 © ASCE 2012. Page 236-246.
- A paper that undertakes a review covering research in the EVM area. It introduces the background of EVM, including its vocabulary, performance and forecasting measures. The authors present the results of both empirical and non-empirical studies on the EVM application in construction projects and argue that EVM should be adjusted in every country to accommodate the existing project control techniques. It also provides a critical discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of EVM.
- Patton, LTC Nanette and Shechet, Allan (2007). EarnedValue Management: Are ExpectationsToo High?. CrossTalk- The Journal of Defense Software Engineering.
- The authors use their experience with IT and aerospace projects to identify potential difficulties in the application on EVM in this domain together with risk mitigation strategies to counter these difficulties. One of key message is that when organisations apply EVM, especially for the first time, they should train their managers not only in EVM processes but also in human behaviors and management styles. The authors argue that this is fundamental in order to avoid major problems that can arise due the implementation of EVM. It is a particularly relevant reading for those interested in applying EVM in IT projects and to get an overview on the behavioural and human dimensions associated with the EVM application.
- Lipke, Walt. (2004) Connecting Earned Value to the Schedule. The Measurable News. 
- A paper that looks into the connection between the Earned Value Management approach and the project schedule through the use of the Earned Schedule (ES) concept. The author critically analyses the EVM technique and its main metrics and introduces a new measure to indicate the adherence to the project plan, the P – Factor. It is a recommended reading for people already familiar with the EVM methodology, who wish to have an insight on Earned Schedule.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nghi M, Nguyen, Ph.D., PE, PMP. The Application of Performance Measurement Technique in Project Management: The Earned Value Management (EVM) Approach. Retrieved from http://www.ndv-projectmanagement.com/pdf/The%20Application_EVM-NN.pdf
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Morin, James B. (2016). How it all began: the creation of Earned Value and the evolution of C/SPCS and C/SCSC. The Measurable News. Page 15-17.
- ↑ Fleming, Quentin W. and Koppelman, Joel M. (2005) Earned Value Project Management, Third Edition, Project Management Institute. Page 28.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fleming, Quentin W. and Koppelman, Joel M. (1998) Earned Value Project Management. A Powerful Tool for Software Projects. Primavera Systems, Inc. CROSSTALK The Journal of Defense Software Engineer. Page 20.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Lipke, Walt (2016). To Complete Performance Index...An expanded view. The Measurable News. January. Page 31-35.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Song, Lingguang. A Global and Cross-Industry Perspective on EVM Practice & Future Trend. Construction Management Department. University if Houston. Retrieved from http://www.mycpm.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/RS-PS-16.pdf
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Virle, Rajesh and Mhaske, Sumedh (2013) Application of Earned Value and Earned Schedule to Construction Project. International journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER). Volume 1 Issue 1.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Khamindi, Mohd. Faris; Ali, Waris and Idris, Arazi (2011). Application of Earned Value Management System on an Infrastructure Project: A Malaysian Case Study. International Conference on Management and Service Science IPEDR vol.8 IACSIT Press, Singapore.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Tamara, Sulaiman and Hubert, Smits (2007). Measuring Integrated Progress on Agile Software Development Projects. Methods & Tools.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Shu, Chen and Xueqing, Zhang (2012). An Analytic Review of Earned Value Management Studies in the Construction Industry. Construction Research Congress 2012 © ASCE 2012. Page 238
- ↑ Quentin W. Fleming and Joel M. Koppelman, Primavera Systems, Inc. (2016) The two most useful earned value metrics: the CPI and the TCPI. The Measurable News. Page 23-25.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Patton, LTC Nanette and Shechet, Allan (2007). EarnedValue Management: Are ExpectationsToo High? CrossTalk- The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Page 12. .
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Lipke, Walt. (2004) Connecting Earned Value to the Schedule. The Measurable News. Page 1. Retrieved from: http://www.earnedschedule.com/Docs/Connecting%20EV%20to%20the%20Schedule.pdf