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earned value analysis using Encore Analytics empower™

This course is an introduction to Earned Value Analysis using Encore Analytics Empower™. It covers how to access the tool and use the various features and functions within it to support program performance analysis, as well as assessment of data quality using the included DCMA Earned Value Compliance Metrics (DECM). 

Target Audience

Anyone responsible for analyzing program performance, including Control Account Managers, Program Managers, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leads, Program Controls/EV Analysts, or Program Financial Analysts.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Navigate the Empower™ software system
  • Understand the difference between data analysis and variance analysis
  • Be proficient with cost and schedule performance metrics (i.e. CPI, SPI, TCPI, etc.) and learn to analyze trends
  • Develop Independent Estimates at Completion (IEAC) using performance metrics
  • Understand and utilize independent Estimates at Completion (iEAC)
  • Be conversant with the DCMA Tripwires, and the DCMA data-driven validation metrics
  • Use graphical trend analysis to provide perspective into likely future performance

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Course Logistics

Duration
4 Hours
 
Delivery
In-person, instructor lead, or via video conference 
 
Student PC's are required for optional hands-on participation and student exercises.
 
Class Size
Up to 15 students
 
Prerequisites
None

ADDITIONAL TRAINING OFFERINGS

Variance Analysis Reporting Using Empower™

Variance Analysis Reporting Using Empower™

This course is designed to help CAMs analyze and understand earned value performance metrics with a goal of writing a clear, cohesive Variance Analysis Report (VAR).

Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM)

Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM)

During this interactive course, a member of our expert staff will introduce students to the concepts underlying Earned Value Management (EVM).

Principles of Earned Value Management (EVM) 

Principles of Earned Value Management (EVM) 

This course introduces students to the basic components of managing projects using earned value management principles.

The DCMA 14-Point Schedule Assessment

The DCMA 14-Point Schedule Assessment

This course introduces students to the DCMA 14-Point Schedule Analysis metrics, including an explanation of each of the metrics and how they apply to scheduling best practices. 

The Earned Value Management EIA 748 Validation Process

The Earned Value Management EIA 748 Validation Process

This course answers common questions about how to achieve and maintain validation of an EVM system.

Training & EduControl Account Scheduling Using Microsoft Project cation

Control Account Scheduling Using Microsoft Project 

This course introduces students to building a control account schedule in Microsoft Project or Project Server that will be part of an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).

 

 

 

Introduction to CPM Scheduling

Introduction to CPM Scheduling

This course introduces to the fundamental concepts of the Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling technique.