Earned readiness management for scheduling, monitoring and evaluating the development of complex product systems

Romulo Magnaye, Brian Sauser, Peerasit Patanakul, David Nowicki, Wesley Randall

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How should the development of a complex product system (CPS) be managed in a manner that focuses on process milestones, which is responsive to changes in technology and requirements; based on maturity measures; and applied in an interactive manner, in addition to facilitating timely feedback? This is considered to be an important question in project management. Project management tools and techniques have been inadequate for monitoring technology development in a CPS. If the technologies are not properly matured by a specific period of time, the progress of the project can be in detriment. To address this important gap, the objective of this study is to develop a new maturity-focused methodology for scheduling, monitoring and evaluating the development of a system. We present Earned Readiness Management (ERM) for system scheduling, monitoring and evaluation which was developed and validated using a case study. Future research on ERM is also discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1246-1259
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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