Earned Value Definitions
Management by Exception (MBE)

What is Management by Exception (MBE)? Earned Value Management explained.

Mia Rutherford
Mia Rutherford
June 11, 2023
5 min read

Management by Exception (MBE) is a management approach that focuses on addressing significant deviations from the project plan. It involves setting thresholds or tolerances for performance indicators and only intervening when those thresholds are exceeded. MBE helps in efficient project oversight by allowing managers to concentrate their efforts on critical areas requiring attention.


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