Symposium of Project Management Institute, Philadelphia, Oct. 1999
Management (EVM) techniques are presently extensively used in the Aerospace
field, as an essential tool of cost and schedule management. The Earned Value
concept is related to the performance measurement of the project, in order to
evaluate what we got (i.e. the earned value) with respect to what we spent and
what we planned to spend.
The paper provides an overview of EVM techniques applied in Alenia Aerospazio
Space Division, based on usage of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Organizational
Breakdown Structure (OBS), and Responsibility Assignment Matrix. The Cost
Accounts (CA) are used as basic units of reporting. The Work Packages (WP) and
the associated Measurable Milestones (MM) are used as basic units of control.
The paper will present the guidelines of standard procedures for EV reporting
applied by Alenia Aerospazio. It will focus in particular on EVM applications in
the field of engineering activities and prototype production, both typical of
the space industry. At the end, future company directions in the field of EVM
will be illustrated............