CrossTalk. The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 25, Number 6
OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UT SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE SQUADRON (517)
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When project performance is such that the product is delivered with expected functionality at the time and price agreed between the customer and supplier, it is deemed successful. The rework, encumbering any project, has a measurable impact on whether a project can achieve success. The project manager PM, who exercises control of the contributors to rework, can greatly enhance the prospect of delivering the product within its constraints. A significant portion of rework is caused by deviating from the project plan and its associated schedule. The measure of schedule adherence is derived from applying Earned Schedule ES to Earned Value Management EVM data. This paper first reviews the concept of schedule adherence and then develops an approach to understanding the cost impact from not adhering to the schedule. Finally, an index is proposed which provides information to assist project control and to forecast the cost associated with imperfect schedule adherence.
- Computer Programming and Software