Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project control process based on a structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement. It facilitates the integration of project scope, time and cost objectives and the establishment of a baseline plan for performance measurement.
The establishment of a Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) is essential to conducting successful EVM and consists of:
APMG-International is working in partnership with the Association for Project Management Earned Value Specific Interest Group.
The Foundation level course provides a comprehensive overview to EVM terminology and methods. It is designed for Project Managers, managers, department heads, and others who need a better understanding of the elements of EVM. The Foundation exam tests the candidate’s knowledge of Earned Value terminology.
The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of Earned Value Management to allow you to work successfully in an Earned Value Management environment.
As a successful Practitioner candidate you should, with suitable direction be able to start applying the method to a real project, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations.
This certification is aimed at people who have worked (and are working) in an Earned Value Management environment for a period of two years. This will include a wide range of people working on Earned Value based projects including project managers, control account managers, project planners and project analysts.
Open book (Earned Value Management Handbook).