How to Control Agile Projects – Monitoring and Control

How to Control Agile Projects – Monitoring and Control

You may wonder why project control is not a topic in agile projects. Even the well-known Scrum Guide does not mention this term. But I can already tell you that project control is also carried out in agile projects. Project control for agile projects is somewhat different from “normal” projects, because the Scrum team is […]

How to implement Earned Value Management and Agile in Large Projects

How to Implement Earned Value Management and Agile in Large Projects

With agile projects not only mobile apps or application software are developed—agile projects are more and more used in larger and complex development projects and programs in the industry where software is embedded in large technical systems. This article gives you an overview of how Earned Value Management (EVM) can be applied to complex projects […]

How to determine the right work package size and duration

How to Determine the Right Work Package Size and Duration

In project management, planning and scheduling are core activities. But what I notice is that the work package size and duration is here rarely an important topic. My experience shows that it should be a topic, because work packages are usually planned so large that they can spin out of control. This is also one […]

The best Project Control Method

What is the Best Project Control Method?

Project control methods are used to detect deviations from the planned values at an early stage and to get the project back on track with effective measures. There are more complex and simpler project control methods. In this article you will get an overview of the different methods, their effort and benefits and the knowledge […]

Project Monitoring with EVM Performance Indicators

Project Monitoring With EVM Performance Indicators

Earned Value Management is the most powerful project control method you can apply. In this article I will show you how you calculate the EVM performance indicators Schedule Variance (SV), Cost Variance (CV), Schedule Performance Indicator (SPI) and Cost Performance Indicator (CPI) to monitor your project and how to display them in graphs. These performance […]

Project Monitoring With Management By Wandering Around (MBWA)

Project Monitoring With Management By Wandering Around (MBWA)

Many project managers only use analytical methods such as budget/actual comparison, milestone trend analysis or Earned Value Management for project monitoring and control. With these methods, however, you do not capture the current status of the project. I will show you in this article how you get faster and more direct feedback on project progress […]