The Fastest Path To Success
Congratulations on winning that major contract and for selecting Deltek software applications like Cobra and Acumen to help you meet all of the earned value reporting requirements. To get up and running fast, you’ll need a project team that is trained in Earned Value Management (EVM) and the software tools to support it. Whether you know it or not, if this is your first venture into the world of Earned Value Management, you’ll be needing some help from experienced people who have rolled out EVM countless times before. Those people are Ten Six Consulting.
Buying the right tools for the job is a great start, but it is only part of the solution. Earned Value Management is much more than a reporting requirement; it is a cultural shift for most organizations. There are strict guidelines to follow, best practices to adopt, new tools to work with, a raft of new skills to absorb and a lot of extra details to address. Also, you will only have about 90 – 180 days to get all of this up and running in a typical EVM program.
Ten Six Consultants bring decades of experience to the table and have helped dozens of companies implement high-value Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) supported by Deltek products such as Cobra and Acumen. Our EVMS implementation experience ensures that you will deliver results to your customer quickly and smoothly. We will help you to avoid all of the common mistakes made by organizations that attempt to roll out EVMS without expert help. Save time and money, avoid costly ‘rooky’ mistakes, do-overs and unnecessary frustration by calling in the right team.
Another Ten Six differentiator, is our sizable investment in preexisting training courses. As you can see in our Deltek training pages, we have developed courses for Deltek Cobra and Acumen Fuse, Risk, and 360; all of which include detailed training materials. Our experienced instructors can take your team through an effective, time-tested curriculum that will accelerate them to subject mater expertise in just a couple of days. This can be a big cost saving for most standard EV implementations as there’s no training development cost to you or major downtime while critical resources are traveling to attend outside classes. Of course, we can also tailor the existing syllabus to your organization’s systems and processes as well as include standard EV practices. Either way, we can educate your team more cost effectively than any of our competitors!
From a technical standpoint, integration can be one of the more challenging areas of any EVMS implementation. Your legacy systems, such as scheduling and financial tools will now be called upon to feed data to the Cobra system on a periodic basis. This can not only be a challenge from a technical standpoint, but it requires a mind shift for schedulers and sometimes the financial team as well. Integrated systems need far more discipline and process control to keep the process smooth and effective. Ten Six will help you navigate this complex area of earned value compliance and educate all the project stakeholders in their new responsibilities.
Our consultants will be there to support you from the beginning, coaching you, teaching you and helping you build a robust and fully compliant EVMS that will stand up to DCMA, DCAA and/or DoE scrutiny. As your earned value management team grows stronger and more independent, we step back into a supporting role to help with any unexpected situations, events or additional training and education requirements. We help you with cultural transition, processes and procedures and technical challenges to ensure total EVMS success.
As well as full service consulting and training for earned value systems, Ten Six can also help you with staffing in the specialist roles of Deltek Cobra administrators, EVM cost analysts, EVM savvy Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project schedulers. So, if you have a short term or longer term need for these skills, Ten Six can help you fill these roles.
In brief, here are the capabilities and value that the Ten Six team will bring to your Deltek Cobra EVMS implementation:
- Project and Earned Value gap analysis and implementation planning – learn where you are today, the road-map of where you need to be and how to get there
- Tool training in Deltek Cobra, Deltek Acumen Fuse, Risk and 360
- Process training – education in EVM process development and end user training
- Training in Earned Value Management techniques to get your team up to speed and competent to complete an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR)
- Control Account Manager (CAM) training
- Help you manage the cultural shift and how to address user adoption issues
- Provide expertise in technical integration with other enterprise systems including Oracle Primavera, Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft and SAP to name a few
- Help you mitigate technical, process and performance concerns
- Adjustable levels of support as your team grows stronger and more independent in EVM
Ten Six truly is a one-stop-shop for delivering complete Deltek based Earned Value Management solutions. Unlike many of our competitors, we have all the bases covered. If you are considering implementing an EVMS together with Deltek’s EVM tools or need additional assistance with an existing implementation, contact us to discuss how we can help make a Deltek-based earned value system work for you.