Explaining hammocks, LOE and summary activities for project schedules
Hammocks, LOE and summary activities are three completely different types of activity; unfortunately many project software developers have confused them. Pat Weaver explains the differences and benefits of each.
Reporting earned value on IT projects
Throughout the project management discipline, earned value has become synonymous with progress reporting. Guy Wilmington suggests, however, that it is impractical for use in IT projects and proposes alternative means for gauging and reporting progress of tasks/deliverables for IT projects.