It can’t be emphasized enough that the key to a successful Earned Value Management (EVM) system hinges on the knowledge and understanding that is imparted to the program team during the initial setup process. Ask anyone who has survived an integrated baseline review (IBR) and they will tell you that the auditor’s consider pretty much everything as secondary to the team’s understanding of earned value principles
Any implementation consulting company can come in and set up a working system. What differentiates the companies is what they are willing to leave behind.
Ten Six consultants are committed to working very closely with the project team to make sure that everyone involved understands the system, the tools and the EVM concepts required to succeed; not only with the project at hand, but with future projects as well.
Our commitment to this essential knowledge transfer is founded in decades of experience. With tight deadlines looming, it can be tempting to overlook the short and long term value of solid, fundamental team understanding. We know better.
To that end we have already created a raft of teaching, coaching and mentoring tools to help disseminate all the pertinent information your team members need in order to win. This includes process training, Control Account Manager (CAM) training, Integrated Master Scheduler (IMS) training, application training, general Earned Value Management training, scheduling best practices training, and other less formal workshops for planning, estimating, variance report coaching, and IBR preparation and mentoring.
This proven approach to ongoing coaching and mentoring elevates the team’s knowledge and expertise throughout the implementation. Using these tools, we will teach your EVM system administrators, financial teams, CAM’s, schedulers and earned value analysts everything they need to know to run the new system and how to bring new projects on line going forward.
When you invest in this type of highly collaborative partnering, your organization will enjoy years of value in both team strength and project performance measurement.