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ICSES Transactions on Neural and Fuzzy Computing
Vol. 2, No. 3, Sep. 2019


An Extension of Earned Value Technique Considering Earned Quality and Weighted Activities Under Interval Fuzzy Environment

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Sepehr Hendiani a,mail_outline, Ebrahim Sharifi b, Morteza Bagherpour c, Seyed Farid Ghannadpour d
a Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
b Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
c Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
d Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

 

Highlights and Novelties
1- A novel cost-duration method is proposed using interval fuzzy principles and properties.

2- Fuzzy earned quality is introduced as the third component of Earned Value Management.

3- A new management tool introduced to examine the health of projects.

4- Implications on theory and practice explored to elucidate the necessity of the proposed approach.

5- An illustrative case is resolved using the proposed approach to verify the applicability of the study.

 

Manuscript Abstract
This study aims at modelling the Earned Value Management (EVM) technique with weighted activities under interval fuzzy environment. The EVM has been carried out in both deterministic and uncertain conditions over the past decade. The fuzzy sets introduced first by Zadeh, also have been implemented through EVM in order to present a practical approach for evaluating performance of the projects with uncertainties. Interval type-2 Trapezoidal Fuzzy Sets is a generalized format of the conventional fuzzy sets proposed to utilize in cases where each single activity owns individual weight instead of considering same weights for all. In this paper, first, the EVM indices are remodeled using weighted IVTFS for projects, then a novel decision-making tool is proposed to determine the status of cost and schedule performances. Also, Quality Performance Index, which is recently included to the EVM as the third index, is considered as an interval-valued trapezoidal fuzzy set to demonstrate how efficient the project is able to satisfy the Quality Requirements. Finally, an illustrative case is presented to demonstrate application of the proposed model and its superiority over existing ones. The model is then validated by applying sensitivity analysis to distinguish the effect of different weights for each activity.

 

Keywords
 Earned Value Management (EVM) technique   Interval Fuzzy sets   Earned quality   Performance control   Project management 

 

Copyright and Licence
© Copyright was transferred to International Computer Science and Engineering Society (ICSES) by all the Authors. This manuscript is published in Open-Access manner based on the copyright licence of Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

 

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Sepehr Hendiani, Ebrahim Sharifi, Morteza Bagherpour, Seyed Farid Ghannadpour, "An Extension of Earned Value Technique Considering Earned Quality and Weighted Activities Under Interval Fuzzy Environment," ICSES Transactions on Neural and Fuzzy Computing, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 16-30, Sep. 2019.

 

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Manuscript ID: 305
Pages: 16-30
Submitted: 2019-09-14
Accepted: 2019-09-18
Published: 2019-09-30


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ICSES Transactions on Neural and Fuzzy Computing
ISSN: 2467-296X

ISSN: 2467-296X
Frequency: Quarterly
Accessability: Online - Open Access (till 2020)
Founded in: Feb. 2018
Publisher: ICSES
DOI Suffix: 10.31424/icses.itnfc