At the center of any Earned Value Management System (EVMS) is the system description. Whether you’re developing an EVMS for best practice or government contract support, the System Description is critical. It can exist in many forms: a traditional printed document, an online reference or a collection of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Whatever its form, its purpose is to capture every process and procedure in the EVMS and serve as a reference for the team through all stages of the project life cycle. In short, it documents how the EVMS meets the ANSI 748 standard’s intent.
How Ten Six Can Help?
Ten Six will develop this critical deliverable as part of the EVMS implementation process. As the requirements are identified, processes are developed and the procedures agreed to by the project stakeholders, they are clearly captured in the System Description. This approach builds consistency across project execution. A thorough system description also plays a key role if and when an EVM certification is required.
Through well-practiced collaboration between our technical consultants and process systems analysts, we develop System Descriptions and the necessary processes that will withstand the most rigorous scrutiny during an audit, while also providing outstanding simplicity and clarity to those who need to run the system on a daily basis.
Call Ten Six today to see examples of our System Descriptions and other process support deliverables.