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!

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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.

Nov. 14 College of Performance Management DC Chapter Meeting

The College of Performance Management Washington DC Chapter is hosting an annual chapter strategy meeting to discuss where the chapter has been and where we should be going.

Nov. 14, 5:30-8 pm

The Bartlett – Pentagon City Apartments
23rd Floor Party Room
520 12th Street South
Arlington, VA 22202

This causal event includes networking (games?) and suggestion box entry competition (prizes?).

The event is free and registration is now available.

Winter 2020 Integrated Program Management Division Meeting

Winter 2020 IPM Division Meeting Coming in January

The Winter 2020 Integrated Program Management (IPM) Division Meeting will be held January 29 – 30, 2020, at L3Harris Technology Center in Palm Bay, Florida.

Come to the NDIA Integrated Program Management Division Meeting to exchange views and information to promote and communicate integrated program management best practices. Each meeting offers a different look into the role of integrated program management with regards to the defense and security needs of the nation.

Visit the event page for details.

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IPMW 2019 to Focus on Project Performance Techniques

IPM Workshop 2019 is your chance to learn about project performance techniques, including earned value management (EVM). The workshop provides training, current topics from practicing professionals, access to world leaders in project performance management, networking and the latest in software and consulting to make your program successful.

This event is a great way to learn the latest project performance techniques.

  • Update your skills with the latest Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) and earned value management (EVM) trends, tools, and techniques
  • Learn through training, practice symposia, as well as workshops
  • Earn PDUs (for PMPs)
  • Network with earned value professionals from around the world

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. Details and registration information are available.

Earned Value Management Practitioners’ Forum

Earned Value Management Practitioners’ Forum Coming in October

The 9th Annual Earned Value Management Practitioners’ Forum will be held October 9-10 at the UVA Darden Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia.

This conference is for EVM application users to share best practices and help others become more effective in their use of EVM tools, analysis and reporting.

Planned topics are:

  • EVM for enterprise solutions and system integration
  • EVM for complex systems and manufacturing
  • EVM for the new project control analyst

Details and registration information are available.

 

Empower Users’ Group Workshop, Aug 28-29

Encore Analytics is presenting an Empower Users’ Group (EUG) Workshop, Aug 28 & 29 in Miramar, Florida.

Speakers from government organizations and industry will talk about the use of Empower for program analytics, data-driven audit support, VAR collection, and Corrective Action Tracking. There will also be a number of technical sessions hosted by the Encore Analytics staff to cover advanced topics.

There will be an open feedback session with customers to prioritize future software enhancements. Attendees will have the opportunity to influence the future direction of the software during this session.

Registration for the workshop is still open.