Project portfolio earned value management using treemaps

TitleProject portfolio earned value management using treemaps
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsCable JH, Ordonez JF, Chintalapani G, Plaisant C
JournalProceedings of the Project Management Institute Research Conference
Date Published2004///

Project portfolio management deals with organizing and managing a set of projects in anorganization. Each organization has its own way of managing the portfolio that meets its
business goals. One of the main challenges is to track project performance across the entire
portfolio in a timely and effective manner. It allows managers to diagnose performance
trends and identify projects in need of attention, giving them the opportunity to take
management action in a timely fashion.
In this paper, we investigate the use of Earned Value Management (EVM) for tracking
project performance across the portfolio, and explore the benefits of an interactive
visualization technique called Treemaps to display project performance metrics for the entire
portfolio on a single screen.