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This new white paper produced by the APMs Earned Value SIG introduces a new dimension of Earned Value. It addresses the issue that is seen by some as the Achilles heel of Earned Value; the lack of a formal time-based calculation. In doing this, it enhances the Earned Value process and practice and does so without additional information or process burden. The concept, history, usage and benefits are covered along with a comparison of Earned Schedule to the classical Earned Value calculations and how they contribute towards making more informed decisions on your projects.

The paper can be downloaded below.

As a white paper this does not necessarily represent the views of APM and it designed to stimulate discussion and interest in the subject.

If you have any comments to make on this paper please join in the debate in the Earned Value SIG forum which you can access by clicking here. You will need to register for the website before taking part.


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  1. Paul Naybour
    Paul Naybour 02 February 2011, 03:17 PM

    Interestingly this concept has been one of the unofficial topics in the APMP for many years. This was because one of the accreditation assessors for the course though it was an important topic and insisted that the training providers covered it as part of the course.  However I am not sure it is appropriate for a foundation level qualification in project management. What do you think?

  2. Stephen Jones
    Stephen Jones 03 August 2021, 04:08 PM

    The links on this page are broken, and article states is can be downloaded below, but it does not appear to have a link.

  3. Stephen Jones
    Stephen Jones 03 August 2021, 04:10 PM

    This is the link to the paper