The College of Performance Management (CPM) are holding their 34th annual workshop, EVM World on May 30 – June 1 2018’ at the Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This year’s theme, ‘Intelligently Linking Information for Better Program Management’, embodies CPM’s mission and how the organization is leading the industry by helping you fit all the pieces together to gain a more comprehensive picture that allows for better program management.
The Westin Beach Resort, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4204
The format for this three-day conference will be Keynote Speakers, Workshops, Practice Symposia, Training, Tools and Services, Networking and Exhibits.
Patrick J. Finneran is president of Accelerated Performance Solutions LLC. Pat is a retired Marine Corps Officer and a Vietnam veteran. Pat has held multiple executive positions with The Boeing Company winning the Collier trophy with his team for development and testing. Pat will offer a keynote on ‘EVM: Key Element of an Effective Performance Management Process.’ Using four case studies, Pat will demonstrate the effectiveness of an earned value management system and development, production, support and for an engineering change proposal.
Crispin Piney is author of Earned Benefit Program Management. Crispin is an independent trainer and consultant, working as a volunteer with Project Management Institute (PMI) on many of their standardization efforts for Project Program, Portfolio, Risk and Earned Value. Crispin will offer a keynote on Earned Benefit.
The College of Performance Management (CPM) provides training. CPM’s training program is aimed at improving Integrated Program Management knowledge, with the key principles of EVM, and understanding EVM data analysis techniques. All levels are catered for, from basic to intermediate.
Principles of Earned Value Management
- Managing projects with Performance Management and EVM
- Introducing Standard terms and basic concepts
- Benefits of EVM
- Baseline Planning and analysis with EVM guidelines
- Maintaining an EVM system
Scope and Organization Management
- The development of Work Breakdown structures (WBS)
- Establishing teams and the control account structure
- Technical Risk Assessment
- Technical Performance Measurement
- Material and subcontract issues in the EVMS
Principles of Schedule Management
- Techniques: – Critical Path, Scheduling and Resource Loading
- Analysis: – Schedule analysis techniques, Schedule development and Schedule risk assessment
- Enterprise: – Wide Scheduling
Planning an Integrated Baseline
- Implementing a program baseline
- Concepts of establishing the Contract Budget Baseline (CBB) or Project
- Budget Baseline and the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
- How changes and Risks need to be managed.
- Introducing Integrated Baseline Review (IBR)
Execution and Controlling
- Analysis of The Control Account Process
- Analyzing the control account’s performance including integrated risk metrics
- Essential steps through variance analysis
- Reporting EVM information to assist in the controlling of the project performance
- Developing and analyzing the Estimate at Completion (EAC)
- Essential steps in maintaining the integrity of the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
Industry experts will lead the workshops. These are designed for discussions on topics about project performance techniques including EVM, reinforcing the EVM World theme of “Intelligently Linking Information for Better Performance Management.”
Tracks offered include:
Integrated Program Management
- Development and maintenance of EVM System
- Development and maintenance of IPM system for non-EVM programs
- Balancing ‘Extreme’ EVM system needs with ‘Regular’ IPM System needs
- Process Discipline Integration (Sigma, Lean, CMMI )
- Integrating other key processes of disciplines into PM and EVM practices like Risk
- Production Management
- Implementing an effective performance measurement program
- Predictive Measures
- Technical performance measurement planning and metrics
- Selling the value of the technical outcomes
- Solutions to capture metrics to improve processes and practices
- Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule ( IMS )
- Best Practices
- Planning and base lining
- Using Risk details for schedule analysis
- Forecasting Critical and drive path analysis
- Integration of risk management with schedule and resource management
Analysis, Forecasting and Reporting
- IMPR verses internal analysis and reporting
- Executive/Enterprise verses Portfolio verses Project analysis and reporting
- Using EVM for corrective action and verifying planning ‘accuracy’
- Funding verses budget management
- Earned Value Analysis Systems (EVAS)
System Validation, IBRs and Surveillance Reviews
- Validation Reviews, IBRs and Surveillance Reviews
- System Verses Program Surveillance
- Internal and External Surveillance
- Internal and external Earned Value Analysis System (EVAS) processes
- Educating the Non-Agile community on Agile
- How does a contractor with a new Agile and EVM contracting requirement get started
- Contracting for Agile and EVM and negotiating the CDRL list
- Product Increment Planning, Roadmap and relationship to PMB
- Tracing of Agile technical progress and practices to traditional EVM measurement techniques
- Managing Change, Rework, Spikes and impact to Forecasting
Tools and Services
Vendors will be available for micro slots on a one–to–one basis, where best practices can be explained and technical problems solved. These quick hitting shots of EVM and IPPM can be found during the daily breaks. Deltek are gold sponsors for this event and will be available for micro slots.
Networking & Exhibits
Networking is scheduled throughout this three-day event. Delegates can come together and share best practices, discuss new emerging trends and make contacts which will last long after EVM World has finished.
Vendors will be on hand demonstrating their software in the Exhibiting Hall. Being experts on their own products, they can offer valuable advice to delegates, problem solving and sharing best practices.
- A CPM Member Early Bird (By April 30) – $900
- Non-Member Early Bird – $1000
- A CPM Member after (April 30) – $950
- Non-Member after (April 30) – $1050
You can become a CPM Member at a discounted rate of $85 and benefit from a $100 discount off of the registration price.
Where To Stay
We reviewed to top hotels in close proximity of The Westin Beach Resort, The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Resort and The Atlantic Hotel and Spa.
Hilton Beach Resort
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
The Hilton Beach Resort is approximately 0.2 miles from The Westin. The service at this 4-star resort is impeccable with the staffs making you feel welcome and valued. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds. There are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area. This Hotel resort is popular with business travellers and a two-night stay costs $355.51.
The Atlantic Hotel and Spa
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
The Atlantic Hotel and Spa is a four-star resort situated approximately 0.4 miles from The Westin. The hotel room is large and comfortable and offers a small refrigerator and stovetop. The service in this resort is outstanding and the whole hotel is spotlessly clean. A two-night stay costs $358.95.
EVM World is the premier event in Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM), offering attendees an opportunity to learn about project performance techniques, including earned value management (EVM). EVM World was named among the 2018 Project Controls Conferences “You Don’t Want to Miss” by the director of Project Control Academy. This annual list highlights the best events held for education and innovation in the fields of project controls, cost, scheduling, EVM, and planning.
EVM World provides training, presentations on current topics from practicing professionals, access to world leaders in project performance management, networking, and the latest in software and consulting to make programs successful.