The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
Maintaining and Controlling Projects
Respond to the following questions:
- How does EVM operationalize or put into practice the management of trade-offs implied by the triple constraint discussed since the beginning of the course? Does it allow a balanced appraisal of all three parameters? Why or why not?
- EVM has become especially popular as a mandatory contractual reporting methodology between contractors and vendors in very large projects. But it has come under attack in some circles. What would the two sides of the argument be?