Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Reliability: A Review of Existing EVMS Literature

Namho Cho, Mounir El Asmar, G. Edward Gibson, Vartenie Aramali

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Abstract

Supporting project management decisions using an earned value management system (EVMS) brought significant benefits to control schedule and cost for government owners and contractors. However, the lack of a holistic approach in developing and applying an EVMS that is strongly tied to established guidelines tends to cause confusion. This study analyzes existing EVMS studies and suggests management considerations for successful EVMS implementation. Based on a review of literature, this paper identifies a need for improving the reliability of EVMS. Technical guidelines assist in the application of EVM good practices, which can lead to a reliable EVMS. Moreover, the literature review emphasizes that a parallel assessment considering non-technical elements such as the organizations' management culture, is essential to improve reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProject Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsDavid Grau, Pingbo Tang, Mounir El Asmar
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages631-639
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482889
StatePublished - 2020
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2020Mar 10 2020

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/8/203/10/20

Keywords

  • EVMS environment
  • Earned value management system
  • Integrated project management
  • Maturity
  • System reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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