Paul Solomon, among many others, has been on a worthy campaign to closely integrate earned value accounting and technical performance -- to wit: no performance, no credit!
Some of this thinking is put down in a paper he wrote for Crosstalk -- The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, entitled: "Basing Earned Value on Technical Performance"
The essence of his idea he states this way:
This stuff is not without consequence. Solomon asserts:
Solomon goes to say that he sees four opportunities (his words):
- Base EV on technical performance
- Account for deferred functionality
- Track tasks discreetly
- Plan rework and track discreetly
Paul J. Solomon, PMP, is co-author of the
book, Performance-Based Earned Value.®
He supported the B-2, Global Hawk, and
F-35 programs at Northrop Grumman
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