Measuring Time

Improving Project Performance Using Earned Value Management

  • Mario Vanhoucke

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-164

About this book


Meant to complement rather than compete with the existing books on the subject, this book deals with the project performance and control phases of the project life cycle to present a detailed investigation of the project’s time performance measurement methods and risk analysis techniques in order to evaluate existing and newly developed methods in terms of their abilities to improve the corrective actions decision-making process during project tracking. As readers apply what is learned from the book, EVM practices will become even more effective in project management and cost engineering. Individual chapters look at simulation studies in forecast accuracy; schedule adherence; time sensitivity; activity sensitivity; and using top-down or bottom-up project tracking. Vanhoucke also offers an actual real-life case study, a tutorial on the use of ProTrack software (newly developed based on his research) in EVM, and conclusions on the relative effectiveness for each technique presented.


Fundament Simulation Stab cost engineering earned value management linear optimization performance measurement project management

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Vanhoucke
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  1. 1.Fac. Economics & Business AdministrationGhent UniversityGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1013-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1014-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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