About Earned Value Management

The Earned Value Report, about earned value managementHello readers,

By popular demand I write this post about a very interesting and already well documented technique within Project Management; called Earned Value Management or EVM for short. In the post I will focus on EVM in combination of Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online, because that’s what this blog is all about. Continue reading About Earned Value Management

Project Conference – day 2 and wrapping up

First: a lesson I learned about blogging. Don’t promise a post a day if you can’t deliver. I’m sorry, day 2 was a very busy day that ended with a Technical Engineer singing Britney Spears’ “baby hit me one more time”. But I’m getting ahead on myself. Let’s start with Tuesday: So I actually did the run that was an idea by Jacques Goupil and PPM works. Well to be honest I did the short round. But it felt great to be running again. Continue reading Project Conference – day 2 and wrapping up

Book review: Dynamic Scheduling with MS Project 2010

The Dynamic Scheduling books (2003, 2007 and 2013 also available) are a great way to get to know Microsoft Project and learn some of the key features that help you build a schedule that last the whole project life cycle. As far as I know there isn’t a 2013 version yet.

In my work as a consultant I have seen a lot of people use date related planning, the Dynamic Scheduling method helps define a better way to building a project plan. The book is nicely arranged and has some good best practices from building Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) to Earned Value (EV) calculations.

The book comes with a nice set of Web Added Value (WAV) downloads and will be a great way to learn for Microsoft certification Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects. Grab your own copy of the book by going to this link.

I would give this book a score of 4 out of 5 stars.