How to Use EVM for Agile Projects

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How to Use EVM for Agile Projects: A 3-Part Webinar Series

Alexandre RodriguesDiscover the processes that can make Earned Value Management (EVM) a successful tool for managing performance on Agile projects.​

Performance management is key to successful projects. Traditional management methods are grounded on the principle of stable requirements and scope. However, Agile projects, by nature, do not have stable requirements. In fact, with agile projects, scope is supposed to be volatile, to evolve continuously, and be redefined/reprioritized with each iteration. This poses a challenge to any management method grounded on the principle of stable requirements and scope.

The Earned Value Management (EVM) method is widely acknowledged as a complete and rigorous approach for projects with stable requirements, but is often presumed to be inappropriate for agile environments. However, logic and practice demonstrate that EVM can be applied to an Agile working process. The question is, how?

In this 3-part webinar series, Alexandre Rodrigues demonstrates the processes that can make EVM a successful tool for managing performance on Agile projects. Register once to attend sessions 1, 2, and/or 3:

Part 1 — EVM for Agile Projects: The Planning Process: Developing the Baseline

Wednesday, September 13, 12:00pm EDT. Discover a light and flexible planning process that is rigorous enough to create performance indices that can control your project. You’ll learn how to plan your Agile project so that you can develop an effective and flexible performance measurement baseline (PMB) that sustains the implementation of EVM controls.  

Part 2 — EVM for Agile Projects: The Control Process: Performance Metrics for Decision-Making

Wednesday, September 27, 12:00pm EDT. In the second session of this webinar series, you’ll learn how to control an Agile Project so that informative EVM-based performance metrics can be produced and used as the basis for on-going project intervention. Discover how to maximize the project’s business value and deliver predictable results - the ultimate objective of any performance measurement system.

Part 3 — EVM for Agile Projects: The Change Control Process: Updating and Maintaining the Baseline

Wednesday, October 11, 12:00pm EDT. In this final webinar of the series, you will gain a deep understanding of how to develop performance management baseline (PMB) that sustains the EVM method for an Agile Project. You’ll learn how the PMB can be updated and maintained in a practical, light and flexible manner to incorporate frequent changes and respond to the continuously unfolding and dynamic view of an Agile project.

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September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to October 11, 2017 - 1:00pm