2023 - Earned Schedule 20th Anniversary Event

 8th March 2023 - World-wide Access

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20th Anniversary International Webinar Program:

ES-Logo.jpgMarch 2023 is 20 years after the publication of the seminal paper Schedule is Different, in The Measurable News. This was the paper that introduced the concept of Earned Schedule to the world. 

 

Earned Schedule (ES) is a breakthrough analytical technique that resolved the inability of Earned Value Management (EVM) to predict the project completion date.  It is derived from, and is an extension to, EVM that uses normal EVM data.  But, in contrast to the cost-based indicators from EVM, the ES schedule performance indicators are time-based, and provide a status and predictive ability for schedule outcomes, analogous to the facility for cost status and cost predictions when using traditional EVM. For more on how ES works and to download the free tools, visit the ES Home Page.  

 

This 20th Anniversary Webinar will showcase the value of ES as an extension to EVM, plot the enhancement and developments of the last 20 years, and consider the way forward. Our presenters listed in the program below are Earned Schedule experts, drawn from around the world, representing a diverse range of industries.  

 

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Earned Schedule Webinar Program:

  1. Earned Schedule, 20 years of innovation, past - present and future - Walt Lipke  
  2. Validating Earned Schedule, the research and studies - Kym Henderson  
  3. TBA - TBA  
  4. Act Fast, Think Fast: Agile Schedule Performance - Robert Van de Velde  
  5. Research on a categoriser to enhance expected project duration forecasting performance
         using ES - Paulo André de Andrade
      
  6. A 20-year academic research journey summarized in one presentation - Mario Vanhoucke  
  7. Telling the time in the UK - Michael Higgins  
  8. TBA - TBA

 Note: Program is subject to change. 

 

Free Registrations

Registrations are required for this free webinar which is part of the PGCS free webinar series managed by Consec. Prior to the webinar starting, all registrants will receive log-on information for both sessions. Click on the button below to register.

 

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Note: A couple of days after the second session has finished, access to the presentations will be provided incase you missed anything. 

 

 

Webinar Timing - 8th March 2023 

The webinar will be run twice to allow delegates from around the world to view the proceedings at a convenient time. The content of both sessions will be identical. Webinar program starts (local time): 
 

Session 1 - Oceania / East Asia

New Zealand    3:00pm

Brisbane        12:00 noon

Sydney            1:00pm

Tokyo            11:00am

Mumbai           7:30am

 

Session 2 - Europe / USA

London            4:00pm

Paris                5:00pm

New York       11:00am

Los Angeles      8:00am

 

Note: The start times of individual presentations will be published prior to the event. 

 


 

1. Earned Schedule, 20 years of innovation, past – present and future

Walt Lipke

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Earned Schedule is a significant enhancement to Earned Value Management (EVM). From its beginnings, practitioners of EVM have desired a methodology for controlling both cost and schedule performance. Earned Schedule enables that integration, which likely explains its extraordinary propagation and uptake around the world.

 

ES is a simple idea; though, over time it has evolved to complex methods for analyzing schedule performance. In his presentation, Walt will discuss the origin of Earned Schedule, its dependence upon EVM, and its extensive schedule analysis capabilities. He will wrap up the session with a few words concerning the future foreseen for ES.

 

Brief Bio:

Walt Lipke is the award winning creator of Earned Schedule (ES). He retired from federal service with over 35 years of experience in the development, maintenance, and management of software for automated testing of avionics. He is a graduate of the USA DoD course for Program Managers, a professional engineer with a master’s degree in physics, and is a member of the physics honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma (SPS). 

Mr. Lipke has published over ninety articles on the method, as well as two books, Earned Schedule and Earned Schedule Plus. Additionally, he has presented research on ES and its schedule performance analysis methods at conferences in the United States and internationally.

 

Presentation start UCT: 
   Session 1:  TBA
   Session 2:  TBA 

 


 

2. Validating Earned Schedule, the research and studies

Kym Henderson

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Introducing a new concept into the realm of project controls is challenging. This presentation will outline the studies and research undertaken to validate the reliability of Earned Schedule's predictions and some of the challenges and controversies that had to be overcome. The conclusion to be drawn from this extensive body of work is that Earned Schedule's time predictions are similar in accuracy to Earned Value's cost predictions making ES a valuable addition to the project controls toolset. 

 

Brief Bio:

Kym Henderson has over twenty years of experience including Project and Program Management, Program Management Office, Software Quality Assurance Management and Project Planning and Control across multiple industry sectors including Government, Commercial IT, Telecommunications, Defence, Manufacturing, Utilities and some Banking and Financial Services.

He was a core team member for the PMI Earned Value Management (EVM) Global Practice Standard 2nd edition project published in October 2011 and ISO 21508:2018 Earned value management in project and programme management published in 2018. He is currently leading the development of ISO 21512 Earned Value Management (EVM) in Project and Programme Management — Implementation Guide due for publication in 2023. He is a leading Earned Schedule researcher and subject matter expert. Kym has extensive experience utilising EVM and associated techniques on IT projects of various sizes and complexity in the commercial and defence industry sectors.

 

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4. Act Fast, Think Fast: Agile Schedule Performance

Robert Van de Velde (Canada)

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Agile practitioners face a dilemma: they want to act fast but must think slow. Without reasoned decisions on what to do and when to do it, systematic errors in judgment are inevitable. Earned Schedule offers a way out of the dilemma. It leverages data already available on most Agile projects to provide insights into schedules and how they perform. Unlike familiar Burn Charts, Earned Schedule metrics directly measure time performance and signal when action is needed. In short, Earned Schedule gives Agile projects a way to act and think fast to improve schedule performance.

 

Brief Bio:
Robert Van De Velde, Ph.D. is a project-management practitioner. In the past 35 years, he has served as PM or PMO-lead on over two dozen projects and programs. They have ranged in size from six to nine figures and have been completed in domains from business to government.

Committed to improving his practice, Rob has continued to study project management. In 2007, he discovered Earned Schedule, and in 2014, he became an Agile Scrum Master. As Rob’s practice focuses on time-critical projects, he’s had plenty of opportunity to use both techniques.

During his studies, Rob worked out the math for combining Earned Schedule and Agile. He adapted the techniques to one another and iteratively implemented and upgraded the approach. Rob shares his knowledge and experience through a blog (earnedscheduleexchange.com), vlog (earnedscheduleacademy.com), professional journals, and, increasingly, through posts on LinkedIn groups, hashtags, and his company site.

To contact him:
Email: Robert.VanDeVelde@projectflightdeck.com.
For a full bio, see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robvandevelde.
While you’re there, please follow us at: linkedin.com/company/projectflightdeck.

 

Presentation start UCT: 
   Session 1:  TBA
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5. Research on a categoriser to enhance expected project duration

forecasting performance using ES

Paulo André de Andrade (Brazil)

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The presentation will provide the attendants with a summary of the work done in bringing Earned Schedule to the Brazilian project management community and an overview of the PMB Limits Categoriser (PLC) concepts and results.
 

Project managers need to understand what characteristics a project should have to enable a good performance on its duration forecast. Currently, the most known method is the topological analysis of its network, commonly called serial/parallel indicator. However, the newer project regularity indicator has recently outperformed the serial/parallel indicator in predicting the accuracy of project duration forecasts. The latest development in this field is the PLC, a novel project regularity indicator created in 2022, which provides better results than previous categorisers.

 

Brief Bio:
Paulo works, since 1995, as a consultant in project management. He graduated in Electronic Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA-1968), holds an MBA in Project Management from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-2008) and got his certification, in 2009, as PMP by the PMI. Paulo worked at IBM Brazil (1971/95) as Engineer and as manager of Engineering. Hardware development, business development and software products. From 1972 to 1975, he went to Germany and the USA to work on technology transfer projects. IBM hired him from 1997 to 2004 as manager of the modernisation of the largest Brazilian bank branch offices software environment project. From 2010 onwards, Paulo explored and disseminated the Earned Schedule technique in Brazil. Walt Lipke commissioned him in 2013 and 2020 to translate and market his books "Earned Schedule" and "Earned Schedule Plus". In 2016, Prof. Mario Vanhoucke invited Paulo to research project schedule control and forecasting techniques. He published papers and created the PLC, a new project categoriser, that indicates projects with better expected performance on ES-based duration forecasting methods.
E-mail: pandre@techisa.net

 

Presentation start UCT: 
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6. A 20-year academic research journey summarized in one presentation

Mario Vanhoucke PhD

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Project management with earned value and schedule control has long remained outside the field of academic research, but that all changed with the introduction of the earned schedule concept in 2003. What was initially a collaboration between two friends in Belgium, quickly grew into an intense journey with people all over the world (including Walt Lipke). In 2011, I was awarded a 1.3 million euro research grant to explore the concepts and extend them to more advanced methodologies, including statistical and analytical project control using EVM/ES. The Operations Research & Scheduling group in Belgium now has 20 PhD students working on academic research studies in this exciting field. The presentation will provide a full summary, without too many technical details, of the journey that began 20 years ago with an article in the Measurable News, and has since culminated in more than 5 doctorates, an empirical database of 180 projects and +20 peer-reviewed articles in flagship journals on this exciting field of research.

 

Brief Bio:
Mario Vanhoucke is a Full Professor at Ghent University (Belgium) and Vlerick Business School (Belgium), where he joined more than twenty years ago (2001).He is also a guest professor at the UCL School of Management of University College London (UK). Dr Vanhoucke earned his PhD in Management Science (Project Management: Planning and Scheduling) from the University of Leuven in 2001 and is managing partner at the company OR-AS (www.or-as.be). He teaches "Project Management", "Applied Operations Research", and "Decision Making for Business".  His research interests include project management and control systems, including scheduling algorithms for resource-constrained project scheduling problems, schedule risk analyses and project control methods using earned value management. He has expertise in simulation-based business modeling and makes use of artificial and empirical projects in his research studies. He has +100 publications in multiple outlets and is author of five project management books (www.or-as.be/books). He has been awarded by PMI Belgium, IPMA (twice) and other organizations for his research on project scheduling and control.

 

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7. Telling the time in the UK

Michael Higgins (UK)

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From introducing the technique into the wider Project Management community via the Association of Project Management to helping software providers develop Earned Schedule capabilities for key clients.

The presentation provides an insight into the adoption of Earned Schedule over the last 20 years in the UK.

 

Brief Bio:
Mick Higgins is the Director of Xacom Project Controls, a consultancy providing Project Control services across companies, organisations and markets. He specialises in Earned Value Management, Risk Management, Scheduling and Project Reviews to businesses of all sizes around the world, ultimately improving their bottom line by crafting creative solutions to their Project Control problems. Mick started his career as an apprentice at BAE Systems in 1996 and has since worked for BMT Hi-Q Sigma, Thales and Airbus Helicopters. In 2011 Mick decided to go it alone and set up Xacom Limited. Past clients of Xacom Project Controls have included National Grid, BAE Systems, Thales, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, Amec Foster Wheeler, Bombardier, UK MoD, Deltek, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and more recently Manchester Airport. He holds a Bachelor of Honours in Business and various Engineering and Project Management qualifications including a HNC and NVQ Level 3, and over 22 years of experience in the field. Mick is a Project Control nomad and has travelled the world while consulting.

 

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Sponsors

The organizers thank the following organizations for their sponsorship of this 20th Anniversary event:

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Project FlightDeck

http:projectflightdeck.com

Schedule Performance Analyzer©
                                                                   Earned Schedule metrics from any scheduling/EVM tool
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Mosaic_Logo Full2.jpg Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd

 https://mosaicprojects.com.au/

 Self-paced EVM and ES training and resources - see more.

  


 

Supporters

The organizers thank the following organizations for their support of this 20th Anniversary event:

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            https://microplanning.io/  
 
 

 

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https://www.consec.com.au/

 

 


 

Free Registrations

Registrations are required for this free webinar. Prior to the webinar starting, all registrants will receive log-on Registrations are required for this free webinar which is part of the PGCS free webinar series managed by Consec. Prior to the webinar starting, all registrants will receive log-on information for both sessions. Click on the button below to register.

 

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Note: A couple of days after the second session has finished, access to the presentations will be provided incase you missed anything.