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principles of earned value management (EVM)

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

During the training, our instructor takes the time to learn about your organization to provide relevant examples of ways to use the concepts in your daily work environment. 

Target Audience

Anyone who is interested in understanding what Earned Value Management (EVM) is and how to use it to measure program performance. This is an introductory course, and is not intended for those who need to implement or operate an EIA 748 compliant system.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the basic principles and terms used in EVM
  • Understand the components of a Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB), including critical path schedule and time-phased resource plan
  • Perform basic EV performance calculations and understand how these metrics are used to manage a program

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Course Logistics

1 Day (8 Hours)
In person, instructor lead or via video conference 
Student PC's are not required.
Class Size
Up to 15 students


Intro. to CPM Scheduling

Introduction to CPM Scheduling

This 2 day course introduces to the fundamental concepts of the Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling technique. 

The EVM 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.

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. 

Intro. to 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).

Earned Value Analysis Using Empower™

Earned Value Analysis Using 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 to support analysis of program performance.


Control Account Scheduling Using Microsoft Project

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).


Variance Analysis Reporting (VAR) Using Empower™

Variance Analysis (VAR) 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).