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Historical Research Information

CPM Research Projects


A Comparison of Earned Value Management and Earned Schedule As Schedule Predictors on DOD ACAT I Programs.
Capt Kevin T. Crumrine, USAF and Lt Col Jonathan D. Ritschel, PhD, USAF
EVM World 2013 Presentation
Measurable News Article
Masters Thesis


Contract Over Target Baseline (OTB) Effect On Earned Value Management’s Cost Performance Index (CPI)
MAJ Dennis E. Jack USAF and Edward D. White, PhD
EVM World 2012 Presentation
Measurable News Article
Masters Thesis


Predicting Over Target Baseline (OTB) Acquisition Contracts

CAPT Kristine Thickstun USAF and Dr. Tony White
EVM World 2010 Presentation
Measurable News Article
Masters Thesis


An Evaluation Of Growth Models As Predictive Tools For Estimates At Completion (EAC)
CAPT Elizabeth N. Trahan USAF
Masters Thesis (AFIT Website)

Note: This is not a CPM sponsored research project.  It is included as the first of a trilogy to the research thesis conducted by AFIT above.

A Global and Cross-Industry Perspective on Current EVM Practice
Dr. Lingguang Song, School of Construction Management, University of Houston

IPM Fall Conference 2009 Presentation
A Paperback Book is available from the PMI Marketplace

Note: This research was managed by the PMI Research Foundation with a research grant provided by the then PMI-CPM.

Other Websites of Interest to EVM Researchers

Comprehensive Bibliography Of Earned Value Literature 
Maintained by Dr David S. Christensen, Ph.D, CCEA, CMA
Chair, Department of Accounting, School of Business, Southern Utah University
Click here to access (SUU Website)

A regularly updated comprehensive reference source for EVM literature.

Earned Schedule Website
Maintained by Mr Walter H. Lipke
Click here to access (Earned Schedule Website)

The official source of Earned Schedule information. See “Papers” for a bibliography of Earned Schedule articles including academic and practitioner based research into the method.


PMI Global Practice Standard 2nd Edition Update Project
The PMI EVM Practice Standard 2nd edition is available from the PMI website. Click here to access.