Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

(As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!). The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition defines Earned Value as “The measure of work performed expressed in terms of the budget authorized...