IPM Day

International Project Management Day Coming as Virtual Event

The International Institute for Learning will host International Project Management (IPM) Day 2020 as a virtual event on Nov. 5. The event will connect professionals in project management from around the world in a “create your own” virtual conference experience.

IIL President & CEO Sunil Prashara will lead a discussion focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in The Project Economy with Otema Yirenkyi, PMI VP Global Engagement, who also leads the association’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.

Attend opening day on November 5, then access sessions on demand until February 7, 2021.

Get all the details at the IPM Day website.

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Samos Advisors Celebrates 8 Years of EVMS Success

Samos Advisors’ dedicated team of professionals is marking eight years of success supporting DoD, DOE and HHS/CMS earned value management system projects. The team is using this milestone as an opportunity to appreciate their clients.

Samos Advisors provides EVMS solutions to a range of clients working on government contracts. Services include proposal management services, project management services, and earned value management services.

The company was founded to provide immediate return-on-investment (ROI) to clients with just in time solutions and long-term support that transforms the way companies capture and manage earned value management system projects.

Samos Advisors is a management consulting company dedicated to helping clients capture more business and execute more efficiently and effectively. Samos Advisors professionals combine technical expertise with business pragmatism in highly regulated markets. In the process, the team has become trusted advisors to the world’s top businesses, governments, and institutions.

“Our work force continues to deliver EVMS excellence in proposal development, schedule and cost baseline development, facilitate IBRs, EVMS training, readiness and conduct of EVMS Surveillance and Certification,” said Basil Soutos, founder and chief executive officer.

The Samos team includes industry recognized leaders with a broad diversity of educational and professional backgrounds—all bound by a shared passion for problem solving and a drive to have significant impact for clients. The multi-disciplined team has experience across sectors, industries, and agencies.

Support is also provided via a blog. Posts share key EVMS and project management skills and development opportunities.

In another contribution to the EVMS professional community, the company has developed an EVMS resources library intended to better educate professionals on EVMS. It includes key EVMS policy links to government agencies and industry.

Organizations that want to know more about how to partner with Samos Advisors to tap into a complete range of proposal and EVMS and project management services are invited to contact Samos Advisors today.

NDIA Webinar

NDIA’s Integrated Program Management Division Offers “State of the IPMD”

Registration is now open to NDIA members for the upcoming virtual NDIA-IPMD Government and Industry EVM Update taking place on Monday, October 5, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT.

Details are posted at the NDIA website.

CPM Announces Virtual Events

The College of Performance Management has announced plans for two remote events this fall:

  • CPM Virtual Launch Event to provide a snapshot of a full-scale CPM virtual event in the September timeframe
  • IPMW Virtual, similar in format to our traditional, in-person events, but completely virtual in 2020 tentatively scheduled for the late October or early November timeframe

No details for either event have been posted to the website yet.

CPM announced Plans for Fall IPMW Workshop

The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced that the IPMW Workshop will be presented as a virtual event this Fall. Detailed information will be shared at the CPM website COVID-19 news & updates page.

CPM previously cancelled EVM World 2020 scheduled for 9 – 11 June 2020. Plans are to resume EVM World next year.

NDIA Webinar

Integrated Program Management Data and Analysis Report Webinar

Join the NDIA Integrated Program Management (IPM) Division for a webinar on Monday, April 27, 2020, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST on the newly released Integrated Program Management Data and Analysis Report (IPMDAR). Get your questions answered during by a panel of industry and government leaders. Register at the NDIA site.

Keep Your EVMS Project on Track

Keep Your Project on Track During the COVID-19 Pandemic

First, let me express my hope that you and those you care about are all safe and well. These are unprecedented times, but by looking out for one another we will get through it.

You are likely working remotely and may be wondering how you can provide the best value to your organization and projects when many tasks may be suspended. This is an excellent time for a review of the EVMS fundamental documents and processes related to current projects.

EVMS Documents and Processes to Review

  • EVMS 2020 process improvement plan and schedule
  • EVMS policies and procedures
  • EVMS training materials
  • EVMS surveillance plan
  • EVMS certification procedure and schedule
  • Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) training material
  • Project Managers and Control Account Mangers EVMS training material (e.g. CAM interviews, questionnaires)
  • Project Execution Management Plans
  • Risk and Opportunity Management procedures and risk register
  • EVMS Reporting requirements and status (there may be additional requirements for today’s environment)

Now that work had largely moved online and report, this is also a good time to assess your project tools. Do you still have the right toolset? Are there efficiencies to explore?

Need help?

Samos Advisors EVMS experts are available for a free consultation to help you navigate the impact that COVID-19 is having on your project. Call us today at 703-409-5940 to arrange your free consulting session.

2020 Spring IPM Division Meeting Cancelled

NDIA has canceled the Spring 2020 Integrated Program Management Division Meeting. NDIA expects to have more information in the coming weeks about the cancellation process and policies. Updates will be shared on the NDIA Coronavirus Information Page.

Stay safe and well everyone!

ntegrated Program Management Division

Dates Set for Spring 2020 Integrated Program Management Division Meeting

The Spring IPMD meeting is scheduled for April 28-29 at the Westin Tysons Corner in Falls Church, Virginia.

The Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) is the primary forum for exchanging views and information to promote and communicate integrated program management best practices. The IPMD actively works to foster a mutual understanding and effective working relationships between industry and government regarding the development, documentation, and maintenance of effective integrated program management processes.

Announced speaker is Katie Arrington, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, OUSD(A&S) Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition ASD(A) for Cyber.

Get more details at the IPMD site.

 

Save the Date

Save the Date: EVM World 2020

EVM World will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 9-11.

This year’s theme is “Working Faster Through the Power of Performance Management.” The focus will be on reducing inefficiencies utilizing project performance techniques and project controls, including integrated project performance management, cost controls, agile program management and earned value management (EVM).
Mark your calendar now. Registration will open soon.