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Description - Performance-Based Earned Value by Paul Solomon

Performance-Based Earned Value shows how to improve an organizations EVM practices within the framework and guidance in the following capability models and standards: Standard for Application and Management of the Systems Engineering Process (IEEE 1220-1998); Processes for Engineering a System (EIA-632); Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI); and Practical Software and Systems Measurement: A Foundation for Objective Project Management (PSM). Clear and unambiguous instructions show how to integrate EVM with key SE processes such as Requirements Management, Measurement and Product Quality Assurance and how to correlate TPM with EVM. The book also explains how to link product requirements, project work products, the project plan and PBEV and shows how to manage project risks by integrating EVM with Risk Management and TPM in accordance with the project management standard, PMBOK. It includes the fundamentals of EVM for those using EVM for the first time or preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) examination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471721888
ISBN-10: 0471721883
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 157mm x 18mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Solomon

PAUL J. SOLOMON, PMP, is an internationally known consultant and author on Earned Value Management (EVM), and founder of his firm, Performance-Based Earned Value(r). Mr. Solomon led the use of EVM on programs at Northrop Grumman Corporation, including the B-2 Stealth Bomber and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He is a coauthor of EVM standards, including the national standard, ANSI/EIA-748 (for which he received the U.S. Department of Defense David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award) and the PMI Practice Standard for EVM. He was a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and wrote an SEI report on CMMI(r) and EVM. Mr. Solomon frequently speaks at industry and government conferences and is a tutor concerning EVM, systems engineering, and software engineering in the U.S. and India. RALPH R. YOUNG, DBA, is Director of Engineering Process Improvement, Systems and Process Engineering, Defense Group at Northrop Grumman Information Technology. Dr. Young helped lead his former business unit (Litton PRC) to CMM Level 5 and his current business unit to CMMI(r) Level 5. Northrop Grumman Corporation's Defense Group was the first organization in the world to be evaluated a second time at CMMI(r) Level 5. Dr. Young supports continuous improvement for both internal and external projects, to make process improvements, implement effective requirements practices, and develop innovations to facilitate project management.