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Apportioned Effort 9 years 4 months ago #2254

  • Anjali Riat
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Hi,

I came across the term Apportioned Effort in the PMBOK. Any inputs on what it means?

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Anjali

Re:Apportioned Effort 9 years 4 months ago #2256

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Anjali,

It's an Earned Value concept that is not that easy to explain. It's a way to measure and assign effort of related tasks. For instance: If you have a quality assurance person reviewing 10 deliverables, then the time that he spends can be apportioned to these 10 deliverables (i.e. 10% to each). In this way, the effort (cost) created by QA gets "assigned" to your 10 deliverables. (This is by no means a perfect explanation, but it gets the basic idea across.)

Here is an overview of the basic Earned Value concepts:
certifedpmp.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/bas...ed-value-management/
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