Culture shift is essential – every Project Team must understand the working of EVM model. Also, culture shift needs to be managed and supported well
Accurate Planning, scheduling and costing of work packages:
Besides accurate WBS, accurate planning, scheduling and proper costing of work packages(PV) at frequency points of measurement is the first step towards successful EVM Implementation. Costing to include all the costs that will be incurred (Direct, Indirect, Fixed and Variable costs covering all resources including human resources)
Accurate measurement of work completed:
It is absolutely essential to measure the work completed(earned back ie EV) at each task level and at the project level either in terms of % of work scheduled, or absolute $ value
All costs incurred must be recorded:
To get a true picture of all Costs incurred (AC) between two frequency of measurement points, all costs – Direct, Indirect, Fixed and Variable incurred at every task level must be recorded.
Replanning the work and redrawing the baseline at every change:
Replanning the work at every change is critical. Use of automated tools will ease out this process.
Frequency of Measurement of EVM values:
Frequency of measurement of PV, EV and AC is critical. It must be optimum suiting the duration of the project, neither low nor high.
Recording of all Costs Daily/appropriate frequency:
It is absolutely essential to record all project costs on a daily basis or at an appropriate frequency in line with the Frequency of measurement of EVM values