## Reply: Why does Negative SV = Overestimating time?

 Name E-mail Your e-mail address will never be displayed on the site. Subject Message [quote="David" post=17950]I have a question regarding schedule variance that I can't figure out. If I have a NEGATIVE SV, why does that mean that project management OVER estimated the amount of time needed? I would think that if the project is ahead of schedule that the opposite is true (management UNDER estimated time needed)... the higher the negative variance = the more ahead you are of schedule = the more underestimation. What am I missing? Thank you in advance![/quote]

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David

I have a question regarding schedule variance that I can't figure out. If I have a NEGATIVE SV, why does that mean that project management OVER estimated the amount of time needed?

I would think that if the project is ahead of schedule that the opposite is true (management UNDER estimated time needed)...
the higher the negative variance = the more ahead you are of schedule = the more underestimation.

What am I missing? Thank you in advance!

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