It’s not uncommon for companies to try to use internal resources the first time they attempt to get certified for an ANSI-748 application. This often results in a negative outcome after a visit from either DCMA (DOD/NASA) or OECM (DOE or EP&C). At Ten Six we always recommend integrating mock EVM reviews and interviews into a Client’s EVM certification process. This also applies to those companies that are in the process of preparing for an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR).
We believe that for a successful Government EVM Certification review or IBR, the company should have a complete understanding of the process and what’s going to happen when Government auditors come onsite. Government auditors will rigorously review your organizations processes and procedures to assure compliance with ANSI-748’s 32 Best Practice Program Management Guidelines. They will also interview your executive staff and Control Account Managers (CAMs) to ensure that they can explain the process, show examples of compliance and then demonstrate using live documentation to prove that they’re doing it.
In the event that your team does not have the necessary skills and experience to implement and staff an ANSI-748 integrated system, then Ten Six can help. We have experienced staff that can augment your team and do the heavy lifting on your implementation until your team is ready to assume their roles. Ten Six can support these efforts either through the IBR or the EVM Certification Review.
In addition, Ten Six has considerable experience setting up and implementing PMO’s. You can learn more about our capabilities by clicking here.
Ten Six Approach
Ten Six has a team experienced in conducting a Parallel Mock EVM Review/Mentoring Process to better position your company for a successful EVM Certification Review. There are 3 fundamental elements to be address: People, Processes and Tools.
Ten Six uses an approach that targets:
- The Executive Summary documentation.
- The training of your team in fundamental ANSI-748 requirements in order to better understand the impact on your company’s implementing processes and procedures.
- The development of process flowcharts and the accompanying implementing processes and procedures documentation.
- The installation and integration of any cost and schedule integration tools.
- The CAM/Functional Manager interview process, which mirrors the DCMA/OECM audit process.
This high-level overview of the approach used by the Ten Six team helps prepare companies for an ANSI-748 EVM Compliance Review. This approach is also applied to organizations needing to resolve Discrepancy Reports (DRs) that DCMA or OECM generated in a prior Certification Review. The Ten Six team has successfully utilized this approach on many DOD/DOE/EP&C Programs and interviewed hundreds of CAMs and Functional/Executive Management. Ten Six can help get your team ready for your ANSI-748 EVM Certification Review, so call us today on (703) 910-2600.
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