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Highlights from the NDIA IPMD 2020 Winter Meeting

By Michael Breuker on Friday, February 14, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector

The NDIA Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) winter meeting was recently held on January 29th and 30th. L3Harris was gracious enough to host again this year at their gorgeous High-Tech Center in Palm Bay, Florida. This meeting had a packed agenda, great turnout, and a lot of information was presented.

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Anticipated Changes to EIA 748 Revision E

By Michael Breuker on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector

The EIA-748 Guidelines for Earned Value Management (EVM) have been in publication since 1998 when they were originally published by the Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, ANSI/EIA-748-1998 (note that EIA-748 Guidelines are no longer published as an ANSI standard and have not been for some time). The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is the author of the guidelines and have been updating them at least every five (5) years since their original publication, the latest version being EIA-748D, now published by SAE (but keeping the original EIA designation in the title). In each iteration since the 1998 publication, very little has changed. There are thirty-two (32) guidelines, which have all read pretty much the same for the last 22 years. But this is about to change.

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New ANSI Standard for Earned Value Management Published

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Categories: Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Government & Public Sector

In December 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) published a new ANSI standard for Earned Value Management (EVM). “Wait a minute!” you may be thinking, “isn’t there already an ANSI EVM standard?” The answer is a bit complicated and can be explained with a bit of history.

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DCMA EVMS Compliance Metrics (DECM) v3.3 released

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology

At the annual CPM EVM World conference in Ft. Lauderdale, DCMA announced that the DECM (formerly EVAS) v3.3 metrics would be officially released on May 25th. I was able to get a sneak preview. There are 6 new metrics, mostly around making sure planning packages and SLPPs don't have actual start dates, as well as some other minor clarifications in the language. I've since held off on publishing this announcement because the metrics weren't published immediately, but they are available now at this link.

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EVM World 2019 Recap

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology

This year's EVM World event was held on May 22nd - 24th, 2019 at The Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Workshop sessions this year reinforced the EVM World theme of "Maximizing Program & Performance Management Through Collaboration". 

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What Is The EVMIG?

By Michael Breuker on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Training, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology

At the beginning of February I attended the NDIA IPMD Winter 2019 meeting in Melbourne, FL. With many topics discussed, the EVMIG was one of much anticipation.

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Publication of The EIA-748D and The Changes Therein

By Michael Breuker on Thursday, March 7, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Training, forProject Technology

During the NDIA Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) Winter Meeting in Melbourne, FL, Randy Steeno of NDIA discussed the updates contained in the EIA-748, Revision D, which was published by SAE on January 8th, 2019.

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Revised EVMS Threshold Requirements

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

At the most recent NDIA Integrated Program Management (IPM) Division Meeting, John McGregor, Director of Earned Value Management for OSD Performance Assessment & Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) took the stage to discuss the latest updates related to EVM threshold requirements for DoD contracts. During the presentation, John clarified that DoD Instruction 5000.02 is finalized, signed and in full affect, even though the document looks like it may be in draft form.

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