Category: AE

Earned Value Analysis: The Missing Piece in Project Management

As we?ve learned from our work with architecture/engineering (A/E) firms, there are relatively few absolutes when it comes to operating them. But, here?s one: If you aren?t managing projects well, you aren?t going to be successful. And while there are many aspects to effective project management, spending less money than you have budgeted for them is a core competency for any firm.

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AE Firm Performance in 5 Simple Metrics

The average architecture/engineering (A/E) firm has fewer than 20 employees. If your company meets that description, you know that to be successful, most of your team members have to maximize their billable hours. This doesn’t leave much time for managing the accounting side of the business, which can be a problem since the people tallying the numbers typically don’t have a financial background.

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