EVMP (Earned Value Management Practitioner’s) Symposium are holding their annual conference at the Waterview Conference Centre (CEB) in Arlington, Virginia on August 24-25. In it’s 7th year, this conference goes from strength to strength, with over 90% of post 2016 surveyed rating it excellent or very good. This is a conference that should be in every Project Manager’s calendar or anyone who has an interest in Earned Value Management. This year EVMP has partnered with the Federal Publication Seminars (FPS)
The format of EVMP Symposium 2017 over the two-day period will be Keynote speakers, Tracks for EVM, IPM & Agile, Workshops run by industry experts and Networking.
Thursday August 24
John McGregor – Deputy Director for EVM, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. John will be offering a presentation on the reporting requirements for PMR2 and JSON.
Shane Olsen– Director of EVM Implementation. Division Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Shane has a wealth of experience in the US Air force and will be offering a keynote on DCMA Risk Base Surveillance and Earned Value Analysis System (EVAS)
Gordon Kranz– President of the IPM chair, Enlightened Integrated Program Management. Gordon previous held the position of Deputy Director for EVM, OSD PARCA. Gordon will be offering a keynote on Integrated Program Management (IPM) and system engineering.
- Tracking- variance of analysis, using corrective action items and integration with Risk Management
- DOD EVM- Industry review roles training, OSD PARCA
- Proper use and integration of earned value techniques (EVT’s) into the schedule
- IPM- Cost management and leveraging the EVM processes that make sense
- IPM- Resource, Risk and Quality Management
- IPM- Case study on EVM on projects as best practice, not for regulatory compliance
- Dashboards for Analysis
- Distribution using Dashboards
Friday August 25
Karen Richey– Assistant Director for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA). Karen will review the GOA Scheduling Best Practices Guide and will be available in the afternoon for a Q&A session during the workshops.
Laura Bier– CGI Federal Director of Earned Value Management (EVM) Laura will review Agile Best Practices Guide and as chair of the Agile tracks will be available in the afternoon for a Q&A session during these tracks.
Ivan Bembers– Chief of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Siemone Cerase- National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and Joy Villagomez- Business Operations Manger for Lockheed Martin will offer a joint presentation on the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NFO’s)-Refocused Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) Process.
- Developing and Implementing standard Agile processes.
- Scheduling Agile Projects & DCMA 14 point assessment
- Planning Scheduling
- Reporting /Analysis
- Change Management
- Advanced Cost Management Techniques using Deltek Cobra
- Critical Path Analysis, Schedule Analytics and Schedule Risk Analysis
- Networking will take place at the evening reception on both days after the workshops
For a one-day pass it costs $525 and if you book two days it costs $995 (a saving of $125).
You can also take advantage of an FPS subscription at the reduced cost of $295.00, normally $595.00. This will give you access to foundation and advanced courses on line.
We reviewed two hotels in the vicinity of the Waterview Conference Center (CEB), The Virginian Suites Hotel and The Key Bridge Marriott Hoel.
Virginian Suites Hotel
1500 Arlington Blvd
Arlington VA 22209
The Virginian suites hotel is located 0.7 miles from the Waterview Conference center (CEB). It is clean with large spacious rooms and comfortable beds. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, but a full breakfast here only costs $6.00. The staffs are friendly and very knowledgeable of the local area. A shuttle bus runs to the Rosslyn Metro and a lot of businessmen use this hotel because of the close proximity to Georgetown and Arlington. A two-night stay costs $237.36.
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington VA 22209
The rooms are of a good size with clean linen and comfortable beds and the washing facilities are excellent. There isn’t an offer of breakfast here but you can use the tea and coffee making facilities inside your room or there is a Starbuck’ s inside the hotel lobby. Be sure to grab a complimentary cup of water, flavored with fresh fruit, from the restaurant area. This is a great location with the Waterview Conference Center only 0.4 miles away and the Rosslyn Metro a 4-minute walk. A two-night stay costs $314.30.
This conference is led by EVMP, (a forum organised by EVM application users) designed to help EVM practitioners to share best practices, through conversation and helping peers become more effective in their use of EVM tools, analysis and reporting. Networking is a great way to hear the experiences of others, and share new emerging techniques and practices within the industry.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from the industry experts; no matter what level you are in your career, EVMP has something to offer everyone.