“Integrating functional metrics, COCOMO II and earned value analysis for
software projects using PMBoK”. SAC '08: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM symposium
on Applied computing, pages 820-825. Note: This article can be found in
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Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
List the types of investments that may be at risk from the articles
provided. Evaluate the importance of providing effective measures, as described
in Table 7.1 in Chapter 7 of the text, for monitoring and controlling project
Explain the importance of having accurate data for performing earned value
management, based on the articles provided. Provide examples on how accurate and
consistent data is related to risk management and decision making within project
Suggest at least two (2) best practices mentioned in the articles that
should be observed for monitoring and controlling projects effectively.
Determine the potential risks that are mitigated by implementing these
Describe how a template for reporting defects, shown in Table 7.19 in
Chapter 7 of the text, may help project managers determine the root causes of
Summarize the lessons learned that can be derived from earned value
management reporting and describe how these could be applied in future
Determine the factors that contribute to implementing effective earned value
management practices. Choose the single most important factor and provide an
example to justify its importance in implementing earned values management.