|Student Name:||Kevin T. Crumrine, Capt|
|Thesis:||A Comparison of Earned Value Management and Earned Schedule as Schedule Predictors on DoD ACAT I Programs|
|Location:||Building 646, Room 111|
|Date & Time:||02/26/2013 at 1100|
|Abstract:|| Earned Schedule, since it was introduced by Walt Lipke in 2003, has been studied extensively in a variety of different fields and on programs of all sizes. However, Earned Schedule’s viability as an extension of EVM in Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAP) has yet to be effectively answered. The first aspect of this research explores how broadly Earned Schedule has been adopted by the System Program Offices (SPO) in the United States Air Force. The second phase of this research explores whether Earned Schedule is a more accurate and timely schedule predictor than the EVM technique currently employed by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). A series of tests are conducted on the Earned Value data for 64 large MDAP’s, and the results shed new light on how a broader implementation of Earned Schedule can be beneficial for programs of this size.