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.)
Moderators: Yolanda Mabutas, Ahmed Amin, Scott Gillard, Mary Kathrine Padua, ERIC BARTLETT, Gail Freedman, Kevin Nason, Steven Mudrinich, PMP, Mark Wuenscher, PMP, John Wolverton, Tracy Shagnea, PMP, Jada Garrett
This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.