Evolutionary Project Management
How to get early delivery and project control

Two Days Course
Tom & Kai Gilb

Are the projects in your organization often delivered with substantial delays?
Do you want to learn a new method for planning early delivery of project results?
Do you want to learn a way to bring your delayed project back on track?

About Evolutionary Project Management

Over the past 30 years the Evolutionary ("Evo") Project Management Method has proved to be the most successful software project planning and management method.

It was used in the IBM "Cleanroom" method and is a de facto DoD and IEEE standard (Mil Std 498 and ISO/IEC 12207).

The traditional Waterfall method is obsolete. HP is spreading 'Evo' successfully corporate wide, practiced as 2 week cycles. Microsoft applies a delivery cycle of  24 hours.

This course will make you aware of a powerful proven method for getting control of projects through feedback and adjustment to reality, rather than by guessing at unknowable factors in advance. The Evo-method can also be used to restructure existing delayed projects and to get them delivered earlier than otherwise possible.

Most people still have little training and factual knowledge in the "Evo-method". This one day tutorial will give the basic theory and some practical experience data.

Tom2.gif (14700 bytes)Tom Gilb

Is a leading independent consultant and acknowledged expert in all aspects of systems planning and development arising in large, dynamic multinational organizations. Over the last 30 years he has developed and practiced advanced methods for setting quality requirements, designing, quality control and project management for IT projects, software projects, systems projects and organizational projects. Tom has written several books including "Principles of Software Engineering Management", "Software Inspection" and "Competitive Engineering".

Kai Gilb (1968)

Did his first course with Tom 1986, and started full time work with him in 1992, teaching, running workshops, consulting, starting up projects, saving projects, solving problems, lecturing, editing books and articles, writing course & lecture materials etc.

Some of his contributions to the methods are to broaden the scope & at the same time focusing on essential fundamentals.

bullet.gif (868 bytes) Who should attend?

This one public tutorial is intended for project leaders, project managers, program managers, architects, consultants, quality assurance persons and all those who are scouting new methods for early and successful project delivery.

bullet.gif (868 bytes) Aims of the Evolutionary Project Management Tutorial

  1. You will learn a systematic method for planning any project, which focuses on the customer end results, rather than technical construction details.
  2. You will learn how to quantify and specify critical benefits and qualities of your project.
  3. You will learn 18 specific tactics for decomposing a large project's phases into smaller delivery steps.
  4. You will learn how to make use of the early implementation experience facts to adjust your project for desired success criteria.
  5. Your will learn how to prioritize some steps earlier in time.
  6. You will learn how to calculate residual priority, based on actual progress towards requirements.

bullet.gif (868 bytes) Structure and Schedule of the Tutorial

The one-day tutorial is composed of lectures only and runs from 09.00 until 17.30 hours. The following subjects are addressed during the day:

1. What is "Evo" compared to Waterfall, Incremental, Spiral, Phased, Cleanroom, CMM and other methods:

2. Specification of Evo plans:

 3. Specification of design and function suitable for Evo planning:

4. Specification of Requirements suitable for Evo:

5. How to decompose projects into Evo steps:

6. Case studies of using Evo:

7. Implementing Evo in an organization: A planned culture change:

8. How does Evo impact other things like testing, inspections, requirements specification and design:

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You will receive a copy of Tom Gilb's new book "Competitive Engineering", published by Elsevier in 2005.
You will receive a binder with copies of all slides and examples.
Furthermore you will receive at the course a CD with lot's of Requirements, Evo and Inspection background materials.
Much of the course materials, and book chapters can also be found on, and downloaded free of any charges from Tom's web-site: www.gilb.com.


bullet.gif (868 bytes) Course Location & Pricing

Course Location: Aristo Zalen Conference Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Price: EUR 1.400,- (excl. VAT). Hotel accommodations are not included in the course fee. Upon registration you will receive a list of hotels in the vicinity. In order to encourage multiple registrations from the same organization, the course price for successive participants from one organization is EUR 1260,- (excl. VAT). We reserve ourselves the right to limit the number of registering participants per organization to four.

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If you are unable to attend this course, your organization may delegate another individual from your organization instead of you until the morning of the start date of the course.
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Registrants whose cancellation is received after sending of the invoice, as well as no shows, are liable for payment of the entire fee for the course.

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