The College of Performance Management (CPM) are holding their 35th annual workshop, EVM World 2019 on May 22-24 at the Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale Florida. This year’s theme is “Maximizing Program & Performance Management Through Collaboration” EVM World 2019 is a premier event where delegates share information; obtain training in Integrated Program Performance Measurement (IPPM) and Earned Value Management (EVM).
IPPM provides a structured management methodology and a common language for all program stakeholders regarding the health and likely outcome of projects. This event offers an unforgettable experience for every level of Project, Program and Portfolio professionals. Over the three days EVM World will have a compact schedule of Keynote Speakers, Practice Symposia, Workshops, Tools and Services, Training and Networking.
Shohreh Ghorbani is founder and director of Project Control Academy. Shohreh is an internationally recognized program developer in project controls and has experience on a wide range of project control technical areas in various industries. In her keynote address, Shohreh will offer her insights on project controls and earned value management in a simple and understandable manner.
Jeff Gravatte is CEO and Founder of CADD Microsystems Inc. Jeff is passionate about Building Information Modeling (BIM). In his keynote address Jeff will share his research and experience in how technology is and will in the future be applied to the built environment. Jeff will offer his insights on by developing leaders the tools and processes will progress which are needed to create exceptional effective buildings.
Gordon Krantz is President of College Performance Management (CPM). Gordon has over 30 years’ experience delivering complex programs. Gordon is recognized expert in disciplined requirements management, integrated program management, earned value management systems and use the of agile development methods. Gordon will deliver a keynote ‘Breaking the Speedometer – CPM’s Pivot to Performance’
The Practice Symposia is designed to transform the theory of both EVM and IPM into real world practices through case studies, research, lessons learnt and by sharing best practices. Industry experts lead all of the sessions.
Integrated Program Management (IPM) System development and maintenance:
- 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
- Driving project performance management in the era of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Scaling and tailoring alternative
- Process Discipline Integration (e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, CMMI)
- Integration of other key process disciplines into PM and EVM practices (e.g., risk management)
- Production Management
Contracts, Contracting & Project Start-up:
- Project transition and start-up planning and activities
- Integration of subcontractor and prime contractor practices and data
- Finalizing the implementation of EVM on a Task Order Contract
- Scaling and tailoring alternatives for the program
- Effective project communication
- Effective project storytelling techniques
- Improving project communication
- Engagement of executive management and stakeholders
- Going from the proposal BOEs to the initial baseline in execution
- Identifying and staffing the program with the right resources
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development
- Contract Management
- Implementing an effective performance measurement program
- Predictive Measures
- Technical performance measurement planning and metrics
- Business and mission outcome management
- Selling the value of the technical outcomes
- How do all technical, schedule and cost measures tell an integrated story
- Solutions to capture metrics to improve processes and practices
- Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
- Best practices
- Planning and base lining Simulation
- Using risk details as the basis for schedule analysis and simulation
- Statusing, forecasting, and analysis
- Critical and driving path analysis
- Integration of risk management with schedule and resource management
System Validation, IBRs and Surveillance Reviews
- Preparing the team (e.g., training, mock interviews, data traces)
- Validation Reviews, IBRs, and Surveillance Reviews
- System vs. Programs Surveillance
- Internal and External Surveillance
- Internal and external Earned Value Analysis System (EVAS) processes
Analysis, Forecasting and Reporting
- BOEs vs. ETCs
- Formal (e.g., IPMR) vs. internal analysis and reporting
- Executive/Enterprise vs. Portfolio vs. Project analysis and reporting
- Using EVM for corrective action, in addition verifying planning “accuracy”
- The right set of reports for the right team (analysis and reporting maturity)
- Funding vs. budget management
- Earned Value Analysis Systems (EVAS)
- Creating a reliable Latest Revised Estimate (LRE)
- Educating the Non-Agile Community on Agile, from the Agile perspective (Fundamental Agile and EVM concepts for beginners)
- How does a contractor with a new Agile and EVM contracting requirement get started?
- Product Increment Planning, Roadmap and Relationship to PMB (from the PM and / or System Engineering Perspective)
- Contracting for Agile and EVM and Negotiating the CDRL list (SOO vs SOW)
- Examples of Schedule execution and vertical traceability from the EVM Hierarchy through the Agile Hierarchy to drive EV (BCWP) reporting
- Tracing of Agile technical progress and practices to traditional EVM measurement technique
- Managing change, Rework, Spikes and impact to Forecasting / ETC
- Agile and EVM panel
New Generation PM
- IPM career path considerations
- Making room for IPM in traditional PM
- Key differentiating criteria of IPM from finance management and related opportunities
- The Scheduler/IPM expert
- Opportunities in integrated data-driven program management
The Workshops are forums designed to discuss new emerging practices to improve program performance using project performance management. They do not offer formal training, but instead they engage delegates to have discussions and identify possible solutions.
Tools and services
Vendors will be available displaying their products offering advice on best practices with hands-on demonstrations. These vendors are carefully selected for EVM World and offer a range of performance management tools from EVM tracking to scheduling and reporting.
The CPM has developed training courses as part of the professional education program (PEP). These courses establish a formal EVM body of knowledge used in the project planning and control process. These courses are available at different levels of basic, intermediate, and advanced knowledge.
Principles of Integrated Performance Management
- The basic concepts and benefits of EVM
- Basic concepts of baseline planning and analysis
- EVM guidelines on establishing and maintaining an EVM system
Structuring Programs for Performance Management
- Developing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
- Establishing teams and the control account structure
- Technical risk assessment and technical performance measurement
- Material and subcontract issues in the EVMS
Integrated Scheduling Principles
- Critical path scheduling,
- Resource loading and analysis
- Schedule analysis techniques, Schedule development and Schedule risk analysis
Integrated Baseline Planning and Maintenance
- Maintaining the Contract Budget Baseline (CBB) or Project Budget Baseline and the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
- How cost, schedule, and technical baselines are integrated into the PMB and how changes and risks need to be managed
- Basics of the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR)
- Conducting the IBR to determine if the planned baseline is viable
Performance Management and Analysis
- Statusing control account progress
- Analyzing the control account’s performance
- Using integrated risk metrics and information
Networking is scheduled after every workshop and offers delegates the opportunity to meet up with ‘old friends’, make new lasting contacts, and discuss new emerging trends and best practices.
- CPM Member $950
- Non –Member $1050
- By joining CPM at a discounted rate of $85, $100 will be discounted off the registration price.
We reviewed two top hotels close to the Westin Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale, The Sonesta Hotel and The Aqua Hotel.
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sonesta Hotel is situated approximately 0.7 miles from the Westin Beach Resort. This four star hotel has recently been refurbished and offers stylish, spacious comfortable bedrooms. There are a range of restaurants and bars within reach of Sonesta as well as shopping outlets. Sonesta offer free drink coupons, daily happy hour specials and beach access with dedicated comfortable beach lounges for delegates to unwind after a day at EVM World. A two-night stay costs $395.82.
The Aqua Hotel
3016 Windamar St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Aqua hotel is situated approximately 0.1 mile from the Westin Beach Resort. The Aqua is a boutique hotel with refreshing beach décor offering a mixture of studios, suites and penthouses. The Aqua hotel will never charge for coffee and the staffs are friendly and knowledgeable of the great restaurants and nightlife approximately 5 minutes from the hotel. Each room has a coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge. A two-night stay costs $359.24
This world-class event attracts professionals from around the globe. For the second year running EVM World 2019 has been named by the Project Control Academy as a top premier event “not to be missed”. EVM World offers delegates the chance to learn about project performance techniques as well training on current topics from project professionals. This event really does have something for everyone regardless of whether you are new to Project or Program Management or a seasoned professional.
As Platinum sponsors, our friends from Deltek will have a strong presence at this event and will be available to troubleshoot and offer best practices.