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Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC When memorizing the


formulas I have found
SV = EV - PV
it best to look for
CPI = EV / AC patterns. When I see
the correct pattern I
SPI = EV / PV know the formula is
correct.
EAC = BAC / CPI AC = ACWP
PV = BCWS
ETC = EAC - AC
EV = BCWP
VAC = BAC - EAC
Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC Ok lets build this.


First is to see the
SV = EV - PV
pattern of 2
CPI = EV / AC subtractions, 3
divides, 2
SPI = EV / PV subtractions

EAC = BAC / CPI


ETC = EAC - AC
VAC = BAC - EAC
Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC Next see the pattern


of Variance and
SV = EV - PV
Index.
CPI = EV / AC Cost, Schedule and
Cost, Schedule.
SPI = EV / PV
EAC = BAC / CPI
ETC = EAC - AC
VAC = BAC - EAC
Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC Next see the pattern


of Earned Value (EV).
SV = EV - PV
This used to be
CPI = EV / AC BCWP.

SPI = EV / PV
EAC = BAC / CPI
ETC = EAC - AC
VAC = BAC - EAC
Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC Next see the pattern


of Actual Cost (AC)
SV = EV - PV
and Planned Value
CPI = EV / AC (PV) and how they
alternate. Skip a line
SPI = EV / PV and its AC again.

EAC = BAC / CPI


ETC = EAC - AC
VAC = BAC - EAC
Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC Next see the pattern


of Estimated at
SV = EV - PV
Completion (EAC).
CPI = EV / AC As well as Budget at
Completion (BAC)
SPI = EV / PV
EAC = BAC / CPI
ETC = EAC - AC
VAC = BAC - EAC
Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC Not much left. Notice


that CPI is divisor of
SV = EV - PV
EAC so find CPI skip
CPI = EV / AC a line and place it at
the end of EAC
SPI = EV / PV formula.

EAC = BAC / CPI ETC and VAC don’t


really match to
ETC = EAC - AC anything, you just
have to know where
VAC = BAC - EAC
they go.
Formula Memorization Trick

CV = EV - AC This may look


confusing but it
SV = EV - PV worked great
CPI = EV / AC for me and I
have had
SPI = EV / PV others tell me it
worked for
EAC = BAC / CPI them as well.
ETC = EAC - AC
VAC = BAC - EAC
Other Formulas to Know

• Communication Channels: N(N-1)/2


• Pert Mean: (Pessimistic + 4*Most Likely +
Optimistic) / 6
• Standard Deviation: (Pessimistic – Optimistic) / 6
• Variance: ((Pessimistic – Optimistic) / 6) squared
• Present Value or PV: Future Value / (1+ rate of
return) to the power of n. Where n = periods of
time.