Titolo articolo

Earned Value Management (EVM) Techniques for Engineering and Prototype Production Activities 

L'autore Sergio GEROSA, Claudio CAPODIFERRO


30th Annual Symposium of Project Management Institute, Philadelphia, Oct. 1999


Earned Value 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.