This years EVM World is being held on May 29 – May 31, 2013 and looks to be an exciting event. The event returns to the Waldorf Astoria Naples, Naples, Florida and is a great opportunity to learn about Earned Value Management (EVM), network with industry colleagues, learn from other EVM implementation experiences as well as hear the latest industry thinking. I would be remiss not to mention the events main sponsor, our friends at Deltek!
This year boasts two key note speakers, the first is Governor Howard Dean with an ironic tag line “Less Politics, More Results”. Governor Dean’s considerable track record in politics includes:
- Founder, Democracy for America
- Chairman, Democratic National Committee, 2005-2009
- Architect of the ‘‘50-State Strategy’’
- 2004 Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for President
- Governor of Vermont, 1991-2003
The second key note speaker is Walt Lipke who has over 35 years of experience in the development, maintenance, and management of software for automated testing of avionics. In 2005, he retired as the deputy chief of the Software Division at Tinker Air Force Base.
There are many workshops and numerous training seminars together with three key tracks.
The Practice Symposia focusses on the lessons learned and best practices when implementing EVM. It also discusses recent developments as well as integrating project performance management with other management techniques.
The Tools Track covers the range of commercially available performance management tools. These would include tools like Deltek’s Cobra, MPM, wInsight and PM Compass, as well as products from other software vendors.
The Government Track gives attendees the chance to hear from senior officials from the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Civilian Agency Industry Working Group (CAIWG) Chair, as well as other Civilian agencies regarding policies, practices and initiatives related to the implementation and use of EVM.
The EVM World folks have negotiated hotel rates listed below.
- Industry Rate – Single $160, Double $160
- Government Rate – Single $96, Double $96
You have to ask for “EVM World Rate” to get the above discounts and note that availability is limited. The cutoff date for reservations is May 23 or earlier if the block is filled, so make sure you register early!
There is an early registration fee if you book before May 1st.
- Early Registration Fee – $750
- Received after May 1 – $800
- Early Registration Fee – $850
- Received after May 1 – $900
You can register for EVM World 2013 by clicking here
Finally, folks can also earn PDUs for attending the conference sessions.
We hope to see you all there!