Set Up Your EVM System
Bringing tools, processes and people together for outstanding project performance
At center stage of your Earned Value Management System (EVMS) is the EVMS System Description. Let’s make it count, and find you the software to support the whole show.
What we do
Do you need to prepare a thorough EVMS System Description? EVM experts from Ten Six will develop your System Description as part of the overall implementation process to get EVM set up in your organization. Do you need to select an EVM software tool? We can save you time and money by helping you choose a product that is right for your business.
Benefits of a clear EVMS System Description
Whether you’re developing an EVMS for best practice or for government contract support, the System Description is the anchor from which to launch your project performance management efforts. It could take the form of a printed document, an online reference or a collection of Standard Operating Procedures. It exists to capture every process and procedure in the EVMS and serve as a reference for the team. An EVMS System Description is about more than simply ticking the box to show you can meet the intent of EIA-748 (although that is important too). The benefits include:
- Building a consistent approach to project execution
- Having the information ready for future RFP responses
- Being ready for the rigorous scrutiny of an audit or for the EVM certification process
- Providing simplicity and clarity to the people who run the system on a daily basis.
We identify the requirements, develop the processes and procedures, work with you to gain agreement from all project stakeholders, and clearly capture everything in the System Description, so you can spend more time serving your clients. Would you like to see an example of an EVMS System Description? Call us today and we can share some reference samples for the System Description and other process support deliverables.
EVM Tool Selection
Do you need to have a software tool as part of your EVM System? Yes, you do! But pause right there: don’t get out the company credit card just yet. Choosing the right tool for your business requires an understanding of basic Earned Value Management concepts and the EIA-748 guidelines, and how they apply to your contracts. The right tool will help you deliver projects time after time. The wrong tool is likely to cost more money, take up more time and end up with little success.
Leading Vendors for Earned Value Management Tools
There are plenty of software products to choose from. Some of the leading vendors include Deltek, Oracle and Microsoft. Below are some of the kinds of tools you need as part of your system, together with some example vendors.
- Scheduling Tools: Oracle Primavera P6, Deltek OpenPlan, Microsoft Project, Deltek Acumen Fuse and Acumen Risk
- Earned Value Tools: Deltek Cobra
- EV Reporting Tools: Deltek wInisght, Encore Analytics Empower, Microsoft Excel
- Accounting/ERP Tools: Oracle Applications, Deltek Costpoint, SAP, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards
You probably have some of these tools (or their equivalents) already: we work with many businesses that already have accounting and/or ERP software in place, along with scheduling tools.
The Ten Six Advantage
We work with your existing tools to establish the gaps and help you fill them with software that is the perfect size and shape for what you need. We integrate software products with each other and with your processes so as much as possible is automated but there’s no bloat.
Our experienced consultants have previously worked at many of the leading tool vendors, giving them unique insights into the tools, how they apply in the real world and how to identify and avoid common pitfalls.
As an independent company, Ten Six enjoys the enviable position of being able to advise you on which tools will best suit your needs and your contract requirements, without being encouraged or tied in by any of the tool vendors.
Call us today (703) 910-2600 and get the right tool, first time, for your organization.
“Ten Six was able to prove that the end-to-end tool capabilities would meet Aegis Technologies requirements. After a successful demonstration to senior management, the go ahead was given to proceed with a pilot on one of their programs”. – AEgis Technologies
Ten Six’s qualified application and technical consultants consistently deliver results. Our team offers deep knowledge of and experience with all kinds of Earned Value Management Systems. We can save you time and money because we can help you build an EVMS that is perfectly tailored to your needs.