Basil Soutos is the founder of Samos Advisors, LLC, a proven leader in EVMS & Project Management.

COVID-19 Impacts on Project Management Practices

Basil Soutos will be part of a panel discussion about COVID-19 impacts on project management. The event will be on February 18 from 5:00 to 7:00.

Jason Kinder of Pinnacle Management will host the panel. The focus will be on focus on how COVID-19 has changed project management practices in government and industry.

Basil and Matthew Raposo, Director of Project Controls, at Vigor will discuss how project management practices have evolved during the pandemic.

The event is presented by CPM WDC, the Washington DC Chapter of the College of Performance Management.


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.

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.

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.